I’m interested in studying human biological rhythms of wake and sleep under uncommon conditions and environments. One of my projects involves the study of native communities in the North region of Argentina, some of which have no access to electricity. My objective is to determine how the availability of artificial electric light affects people’s timing of sleep and activity, and how natural cues such as seasons and Moon phases can modulate these effects. My second project aims to measure the amount and quality of sleep of homeless young adult in the city of Seattle. Our objective is to contribute with good-quality data to the design and implementation of programs looking to improve homeless sheltering and housing conditions.
I also study animal models sleep and circadian rhythms under pathological conditions. Specifically, I'm interested in studying the interactions between sleep regulation and epilepsy, and in testing potential therapeutic interventions.
I obtained my Ph.D. in Science and Technology at the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes in Argentina for the development and characterization of a murine model of human shift-work in 2015. I then completed a postdoctoral appointment studying social cognition in children and adults at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires. I moved to Seattle in 2017 and started working at the University of Washington's Department of Biology.
I proudly serve on the executive board of UAW Local 4121, the labor union representing all UW academic student employees and postdoctoral scholars.