Education and Research Positions
Dr. Fernandez received her undergraduate degree at the University of Quilmes, in Argentina, where she worked with Dr. Diego Golombek on human seasonality and environmental cues. She earned her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires in 2008 studying clock outputs and structural plasticity in circadian clock neurons with Dr. Fernanda Ceriani at the Behavioral Genetics Laboratory, Leloir Institute. She conducted postdoctoral research on the role of chemosensory communication on aggressive behavior in Drosophila in the lab of Dr. Edward A. Kravitz at the Harvard Medical School Department of Neurobiology from 2008-2013. She joined the IBioBA- Max Planck Partner Institute of Buenos Aires in 2013 as a group leader, and the faculty at Barnard College of Columbia University in 2019.