Where were you born?
Buenos Aires, Argentina
What school did you attend?
University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
What gained your interest in the NIH?
When I finished my PhD studies at UM I was offered an incredible opportunity by the National Research Council to pick any federal lab to do a postdoctoral fellowship. Without any hesitation, I immediately contacted my top 3 principal investigator choices at the National Institutes of Health. I spent the best 5 years of my research life with the first senior researcher who answered my email.
What kind of work do you do at the NIH?
I currently work in the Science Policy Branch at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, where my role can be defined as that of a ""translator"" of the complex science surrounding substance abuse and addiction phenomena, so that the vast knowledge we have amassed becomes understandable and thus, useful, for lay audiences and professionals outside the field.