Buenos Aires, Argentina
Institute of Biology and Experimental Medicine (IBYME-CONICET)
PhD in Biochemical Sciences
I’m an argentinean, biochemist, immunology teacher, and a passionate scientist. I've got my PhD 5 years ago working on the role of the immune system (IS) at the gut in the context of skin cancer. Studying the IS is a wonderful endless journey, where I keep learning amazing new things and meeting amazing enthusiastic people. I had the honor of getting a Fullbright Fellowship to travel to the US where I did interesting experiments at Pittsburgh University.
As a youg immunologist I have published my work in prestigious journals such as The European Journal of Immunology, Nutrients, Oncoimmunolgy, Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, and others.
When I was thinking of my next step after my postdoc, I was sure I wanted to keep studying cancer and immunology, but in a more social-committed way. That’s when I got shocked by the fact that in Argentina cancer and cancer-associated deaths are more frequent in highly fumigated towns that in the rest of the country. I was aware that Argentina and many other developing countries’ economies depend on a huge amount of pesticides but didn´t know that the cost we are paying is people’s health.
Studying pesticides and their effects on human health is now one of my goals, and I hope it will help us to be as aware as possible of the risks we are dealing with.