Dr. Oriana-Tabarrini is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Perugia since 2002. She is mainly involved in the design and synthesis of small molecules as pharmacological tools and potential chemotherapeutic agents. She has a longstanding experience in the design and synthesis of heterocyclic compounds, mainly quinolone derivatives, initially as antibacterials and more recently as antivirals.Dr. Oriana-Tabarrini research interests includes anti-cytomegalovirus and anti-influenza fields with the identification of compounds object of two patent applications, as well as derivatives as hepatitis C virus NS5B polymerase inhibitors. Other fields of interest are heterocyclic compounds as pump efflux inhibitors, and compounds active in Huntington disease.