Carlo Casonato received a Ph.D. in “Fundamental Liberties in Comparative Law” (1996) from the University of Trento and is now full professor of Comparative Constitutional Law.
In 2003 he was a visiting professor at the Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) where he taught a course on Law and Bioethics.
He conducted research at a number of universities, including Oxford (2012), Harvard (2009), Berkeley (2006), the University of Toronto (2000), the University of Lancaster (1999), the Centre de recherche en droit public of the Université de Montréal (1995) and the University of the Basque Country in San Sebastian (1993).
He is the director of the Biolaw Project ( and of a nationally funded project on “The impact of Biotechnological Innovations on Fundamental Rights: An Interdisciplinary and Comparative Survey” (FIRB). He has also served as President of the Bioethical Committee of the Trento Province and is now vice-President of the University of Trento IRB on human experimentation.