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I am a biologist and PhD from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. I live in Chile since 2005, working in research in the area of nutrition, metabolism and reproductive biology. I worked for 14 years at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, participating in research projects, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and academic activities. Since November 2019 I am an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad de los Andes, carrying out research, teaching and management tasks at the Center for Biomedical Research and Innovation. I direct the laboratory of Nutrition, Metabolism and Reproduction Laboratory. Its main aim is to understand, from a biomedical perspective, the influence of different aspects of maternal nutrition and metabolism on reproductive biology. We study both the physiological processes and the pathophysiological mechanisms that explain the impact of certain maternal conditions on reproduction. Our main studies are focused on the influence of adverse lipid and glucose metabolisms and of subclinical micronutrient deficiencies on female fertility and pregnancy outcome. We are also interested in understanding fetal programming due to malnutrition.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Universidad de Buenos Aires


External positions

Profesor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

1 Jan 20131 Oct 2019

Adjunct Researcher, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


Postdoc, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile



  • RG Gynecology and obstetrics
  • Reproduction
  • Pregnancy
  • Metabolism
  • Fertility
  • Neural tube defects
  • Q Science (General)
  • Physiology
  • Cell biology
  • Molecular biology


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