I began my academic career at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) with a degree in Biology in 1995. Then completed my PhD in 2001 working at the Luis F. Leloir Institute – Fundación Campomar (UBA) on biochemistry and molecular biology. The focus of his research was the metabolism of Echinococus granulosus, a helminth parasite. For my postdoctoral work at the University of San Martín, I focused on genomics and bioinformatics, working mainly with protozoan and bacterial pathogens (trypanosomes, Brucella, Campylobacter). My current interests are the identification and experimental validation of drug targets against trypanosomes, and the use of high-throughput genomic and proteomic platforms to study human immune responses against Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas Disease) to guide development of much needed diagnostic applications. Over time my lab has used different strategic approaches (experimental bench work, bioinformatics). I also have an interest in teaching and training of human resources, and in the promotion of Bioinformatics. I teach a Computational Biology and Bioinformatics course and am a founding member of the Argentinian Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (A2B2C).
PhD in Chemistry, 2001
Universidad de Buenos Aires
BSc in Biology (Licenciatura), 1995
Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires