Meet The Team
Marcos graduated from the University of Buenos Aires in 2005. For his PhD he moved to Italy, to work in the laboratory of Dr Andres F. Muro. His findings on the mechanisms of mRNA regulation mediated by 3’UTRs resulted in two first and co-corresponding author publications. For his postdoctoral studies, he had a joint appointment between the laboratory of Prof. Donal O’Carroll at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Italy and the research group of Dr Anton Enright at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) in the United Kingdom. During this time, Marcos worked on the physiological relevance of RNA modifications in mammals. He developed some of the first animal models for terminal nucleotidyl transferases (TENTs), a family of enzymes that modify RNA post-transcriptionally, and showed the importance of RNA modifications during germline development. During the final years of his postdoc, he moved, with the O’Carroll lab, to the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine in Edinburgh.