Expertise

My scientific background is on beef nutrigenomics.

For my Ph.D., I twisted a little my focus to epigenetic regulation based on fetal programming studies in beef cattle.

In general, my specific research aims are to:

  1. Define potential markers for marbling deposition and growth efficiency in beef cattle.
  2. Determine epigenetic regulators that might inhibit or enhance muscle growth and adipose tissue deposition in beef cattle; and
  3. Characterize the administration of nutrients that might generate epigenetic changes (DNA methylation, acetylation, microRNAs) that will affect the transcriptome profile with noticeable phenotypic effects on beef carcass quality and/or animal performance.
Past Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, College of Agriculture, Auburn University
2016

Postdoc, College of Agriculture, Kansas State University (past)
2014 - 2016

Departamento de Produccion Animal, Faculty of Agronomy, Universidad de Buenos Aires (past)

Communities
Animal Science
Degrees
PhD, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, Animal Science, 2015
MS, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, Animal Science, 2011
BA, National University of Tucumán, Argentina, Animal Production, 2005
Keywords
beef production nutrigenomics dna methylation epigenetics micrornas fetal programming
Languages
English, Spanish