Cell-Cell interaction studies in Cancer and Reproduction

Our research team studies the molecular basis of the mechanisms involved in intercellular adhesion as well as the events of intra- and intercellular signaling that are triggered as a result of cell-cell interactions in physiological and pathological processes. For more than 20 years, team members have studied various molecular processes that underlie such important pathologies as infertility and cancer. 

Our interest is to identify specific, sensitive and reproducible molecular markers known as biomarkers

We hope to continue our investigations, which we understand contribute to the innovative model of Personalized or Precision Medicine.This new approach to human medicine proposes the use of diagnostic and treatment approaches adjusted to the individual genetic characteristics of each patient and the disease, as well as to the patient's environmental conditions and lifestyle. Its application will increase the efficiency in the management of the patients, avoiding delays and complications that compromise the quality of life of the individuals.

For the translational research projects we carry out, we combine bioinformatics, cellular, molecular and functional biology strategies, using cellular models, experimental animals and samples from patients affected by various pathologies.

 We are investigating molecular aspects related to male and female infertility and to solid tumors of epithelial origin that affect both women (ovary, endometrium) and men (prostate) and both (breast and bladder).

 We work closely to natioanl and medical experts, among them teams from the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires and from the Hospital  Vall d´Hebron from Barcelona, Spain.

Our expertise led us to initiate in recent years a set of collaborations with colleagues in our country for the development of biosimilars using innovative strategies worldwide to generate genetically modified animals as bioreactors, which can be used in the development of biopharmaceuticals for human and animal application.


Cell-Cell interaction studies in Cancer and Reproduction

  • Mónica H. Vazquez-Levin Currículum Vitae

    Mónica Hebe Vazquez-Levin, PhD

    Current position: Principal Investigator National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET) (2010-current).

    Academic degrees

    PhD in Chemical Sciences

    Major: Biological Chemistry. School of Exact and Natural Sciences University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina (6/1986).

    Validation in the USA: Doctor in Biochemistry (done by Education International, evaluation of foreign Education and training).

    MASTER in Chemical Sciences.

    School of Exact and Natural Sciences University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina (10/1980).

    Post-Doctoral Fellowiship at Roche Institute of Molecular Biology (1986-1988) 

    Instructor Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Supervisor. In vitro fertilization Laboratory. Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences. New York, NY, USA (1989-1990).

    Assistant Professor. Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Director Basic and Clinical Andrology Laboratory. Department of Urology. Beth Israel Medical Center. New York, NY, USA. (1990-1994). 

    Graduate from the Program of CEO and Technology Liason (GTec). Universidad de Tres de Febrero (2014-2016). 


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