Dr Stefani is responsible for managing the operational and administrative functions of the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Sustainable Crop Protection (ARC Hub). This hub is led by Professor Neena Mitter. Dr Stefani has a M.Sc. degree in Bioengineering from Politecnico di Milano in Italy and a Doctorate in Regenerative Medicine. Her research focused on all the aspects of tissue regenerations, from 3D culture environment development to biomaterial study and mechanical characterisation and stem cells culture and differentiation. She has been involved in Research Operations at UQ since 2015.