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Sofia Polcownuk

I am passionate about Biology; nature always amazed me. I started my career in a very different field with a more ecological background. I did my degree at the Universidad del Comahue in Bariloche, Argentina, where I was born. Soon I realized I wanted to learn more about behavior and physiology and how genes could affect us in that sense. I moved to Buenos Aires and started my Ph.D. at the Instituto Leloir, Universidad de Buenos Aires, in the Behavioural genetics’ laboratory led by Fernanda Ceriani. There I worked with circadian rhythms using Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism.

Our ancient gut: What can we learn from our ancestors’ diet and lifestyle?

We are what we eat. Everything that we choose to eat affects our bodies and the bacteria community, our microbiota, that lives in our...

Mind the Gut: How our guest bacteria health affects our brain

We are not alone, and we don't need to search further away on another planet. An entire community of microorganisms live inside our gut,...