Lorenzo holds a BS in Molecular Biology magna cum laude at the University of Bologna (Italy). Following his service in the army, Dr. Giacani enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Medical Biotechnology also at the University of Bologna, graduating in 2005. As a graduate student, Dr. Giacani focused primarily on the study of the virulence factors of the syphilis agent. In 2002, he moved to the University of Washington.
Throughout his career, he has received the ASTDA Developmental Award and the Vallesina Award for his scientific achievements.