I was born in Argentina where I started my studies on Biology at the University of Buenos Aires. In 2011 I joined Didier Mazel’s Lab at Pasteur to work in the structure of genomes of Vibrios.
I am interested in bacteria since they are simple but powerful genetic models. I am currently developing the concept of “Positional Genetics” in bacteria: I am looking for examples of genes whose genomic location, and not their mere presence or absence, influence the phenotype. In the long-term we expect to contribute to discover the rules of bacterial genome organization. This research is highly valuable in the context of the first steps in the creation of the synthetic life forms. I am also interested in bacterial interactions with hosts. We began a fruitful collaboration with Juan Mondotte of Carla Saleh’s lab that allowed us to develop a nice model to study Drosophila-Vibrio cholerae interaction.