Prof. Epifano obtained his degree in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology in 1993 from the University of Perugia, Italy. In 1998, he obtained his Ph.D. in Agricultural Entomology at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Perugia. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Department of Pharmacy of the University Gabriele D'Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara. His recent work is concerned with synthesis and pharmacological properties of secondary metabolites from plants, fungi, and bacteria. Dr. Epifano was the recipient of the 2010 IADR / Glaxo Smith Kline Innovation in Oral Care Award as the co-investigator of the project entitled “Therapeutic potential of Citrus auraptene for periodontal disease”, the 2012 Apivita Award for Phytochemistry, and the 2017 Pierre Fabre – Phytochemical Society of Europe Innovation Award.