Nico is an Italian - Argentinian Researcher developing his career in the area of environmental demands that lead individuals to deploy particular coping strategies. He has demonstrated experience in challenging situations that obligate individuals to ‘choose’ between vital traits to which assign their resources. He is a biologist since 2009 (National University of Cordoba, UNC, Argentina) awarded with two excellence prices. He completed his Ph.D. at the Faculty of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences (FCEFyN, Argentina), being granted a scholarship from the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) and mentored by Senior Researchers Prof. Raul Marin and Silvia Correa. He completed his first postdoc in cellular biology at the Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology Research Centre (CIBICI, Argentina). In 2018, he entered as a Full-Researcher in the Biological and Technological Research Institute (IIByT, CONICET). To understand basal or challenged physiological configurations, Nico is skilled in a series of methodologies, ranging from molecular biology to in-vivo tests and responses. His Ph.D. and Postdoc involved research stays in well-known institutions such as NEIKER (Basque Country, Spain), ISCIII (Madrid, Spain), and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU, Uppsala, Sweden). He did his second postdoc at NEIKER in 2019 mentored by the Ikerbasque Prof. Inma Estevez and was invited as a visiting Researcher to SLU in 2021 by Prof. Linda Keeling. Communication has always been a priority in his career because of the natural and mandatory socialization involved in science. Nico developed the Pedagogical Path for Teaching Association and has a 12-year-track experience in teaching at the UNC (Argentina), having obtained the Assistant Professor position in 2015 by contest. Lastly, he has experience in human resources supervision (4MSc students, 4PhD students). Nico joined the BIOMIC cluster in 2023.
Nico is working on the PREDESTOM project, aiming at deepening the knowledge of how Tomato plants cope with a series of key biotic and abiotic environmental challenges, with great potential to develop microfluidic sensors for optimizing crop yield.