Academic Researcher, Communicator

I am Associate Researcher of CONICET at the Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My interests involve understanding how environmental stimuli, such as components of the diet and environmental contaminants, affect the endocrine system. I completed my PhD in 2009 on the effects of Bisphenol A, a component of polycarbonate plastics, on the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, with emphasis on the female reproductive and thyroid axes. I am presently studying the effects of the exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on the physiology of the neuroendocrine unit, using in-vivo as well as in-vitro approaches. I am member of scientific societies and participated as an observer as part of the Endocrine Society’s delegation at the INC1 to develop a legally binding instrument for plastic pollution. Science communicator, networker and advocate for the environment and human health, I am also a mindfulness facilitator.