As a graduate student, I was focused to study of hormonal signals and central transmitter pathways involved in the control of puberty and fertility. In particular, we analyzed the interactions between Kiss1/Gpr54 system and other key regulators of GnRH/gonadotrophin secretion in rodents.
Areas of Interest
It is well established that reproduction is sensitive to metabolic cues, and a minimum amount of stored energy is required for the normal timing of puberty and maintaining of fertility in adults. My research is focused on the characterization of the sites of action of important metabolic signals (i.e., leptin, insulin) and intracellular pathways involved in the regulation of the hypothalamic circuitry that controls the onset puberty, fertility by using genetically modified mouse models.
2012 - PhD, University of Cordoba, Spain