Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of California, Irvine. Formerly Visiting assistant professor at the Keck Science Department, Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges. Microbiology major, PhD in Biology, National University of Rio Cuarto, Argentina. Postdoctoral training in the area of onco-virology and posttranscriptional gene regulation at Dr. Zheng’s virology and RNA biology laboratory at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Received American Society for Microbiology international fellowship award (2006), ASM-NSF Leaders Inspiring Networks and Knowledge (LINK) travel grand and seed grant awards (2014, 2015) and has has participated in educational programs such as ASM teaching fellows (2013-2014 cohort) and Biology scholars Assessment residency (2015-2016 cohort).