Ludovico Silvestri obtained a Master Degree in Physics in 2008 at the University of Pisa, with Prof. Leone Fronzoni as advisor. In his experimental master thesis, he studied the breakdown of the fluctuation-dissipation theorem in weak turbulence. From 2009 to 2012 he attended the International PhD in Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy at the University of Florence, with Prof. Francesco Pavone as advisor. During the PhD, he worked on high-resolution imaging of intact murine brains with light sheet microscopy. In particular, he devised a new implementation of this technique (confocal light sheet microscopy) which allows incrementing image contrast by 100%. From 2012 to 2014 he has been a Post-doc in the biophotonics group of the European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy, where he developed a hardware/software platform to manage and analyse the large datasets produced by light sheet microscopy (more than one TeraByte per sample). Since 2015, he his fixed-term researcher at the National Institute of Optics. Currently, he works on feedback systems for real-time correction of defocus and other aberrations introduced by biological specimens. Another research activity concerns the reconstruction of whole-brain neuronal activation maps with cellular resolution. Since 2009, he published 19 papers on international journals, collecting more than 360 citations. His h-index is 9 (reference: Scopus). He presented 10 invited talks in international conferences and meetings.