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About me

I am an Argentinean Biological Anthropologist and Doctor in Natural Sciences. I was born and raised in the city of La Plata, which is located in the central east of Argentina. From kindergarten to PhD, I conducted all my studies at public institutions belonging to the National University of La Plata, Argentina (UNLP: Universidad Nacional de La Plata). I graduated with a Bachelor's in Anthropology from the Naturals Science Faculty (UNLP), where I conducted a student project aiming at studying changes in dental oral traits as a response to changes in diet in a diachronic sample from Northeast Patagonia. Later on, I obtained my degree as a Doctor in Natural Sciences (UNLP). I focused my doctoral thesis on the impact of environmental factors in shaping the craniometric variation of human populations in South America. While studying the biological variation of South American populations, I was fascinated by the complex bicultural history of human populations in the Americas. Studying the origin and diversification of human populations in the Americas in the context of human evolution became my next goal. I deepened that project while working as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tübingen (Germany) and the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (Austria).

I am currently based in Europe, conducting my research at the University of Bonn and the University of Vienna. In, Bonn I am part of the Department of Anthropology of the Americas, working in collaboration with archaeologists and anthropologists such as Carla Jaimes Betancourt, Karoline Noack, and Nikolai Grube. Complementarily, I am an associated researcher at the University of Vienna, where I am collaborating with Philipp Mitteröecker, Anne Le Maitre, and Nicole Grunstra on a project that is focused on the evolution of the mammalian ear. Additionally, as a member of HEAS, a research network based in Vienna, I participate in events and projects with a strong interdisciplinary focus integrating natural scientific methods and the archaeological sciences.

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Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina

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Archaeological Sciences (HEAS)

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Atapuerca, Spain

Education

2010 - 2014

Doctor in Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences Faculty, National Univesity of La Plata, Argentina (UNLP)

2002 - 2009

Bachelor in Anthropology

Natural Sciences Faculty, National Univesity of La Plata, Argentina (UNLP)

Academic appointments

2020 - present

Research Assistant

Theoretical Biology Unity, University of Vienna, Austria.

2020 - present

Principal Investigator and Lecturer

Department Anthropology of the Americas, University of Bonn, Germany.

2018 - 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow

Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolutionary and Cognitive Research, Austria.

2016 - 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Paleoanthropology and Structural Geology Group, University of Tübingen, Germany.  

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Lapa do Santo, Brazil

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Mendoza, Argentina

Awards, Scholarships and Grants

2020 - 2024

Grant Individual Research

DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation), Germany.

2022-2024

Research Grant

SYNTHESIS+ Transnational Grant, European Commission.

2021 - 2023

Grant Postdoctoral Research

WGF - Wenner-Gren Foundation, USA.

2021 - 2022

Grant Bilateral Forensic Programme Germany-Mexico

DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service), Germany.

2018-2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Austria.

2014

Grant Early Career Researcher

UNLP - National University of La Plata, Argentina.

2012

Award Conference Presentation

Morphological Sciences Society, La Plata, Argentina.

2010 - 2014

PhD Scholarship

CONICET - Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Argentina.

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