Luigi Donato, born in Catania on 9th July 1986, graduated in Biology from University of Messina, Italy. He has completed his PhD in “Applied Biology and Experimental Medicine” at the age of 32 years from University of Messina, and he frequents the Laboratories of Molecular Genetics, Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional Imaging, of the same University. He published more than 25 papers in reputed journals and participated in more than 20 national and international congresses. Moreover, he is a member of “Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology" (ARVO) and of “Associazione Italiana di Biologia e Genetica” (AIBG). His main research fields are focused on retinal dystrophies and omics approaches.