Assistant Researcher – IBR-Conicet-UNR – Rosario Argentinaweiner@ibr-conicet.gov.ar
Research Area: Zebrafish Embryonic Development
Andrea Weiner studied Biology at the University of Rosario where she obtained her Biotechnology Degree in 2004. She developed her PhD in Neural Crest Development in Zebrafish under supervision of Prof. Nora B. Calcaterra and Prof. Miguel L. Allende. She did two predoctoral stays: at the Sars International Centre for Molecular Marine Biology (2005 Coimbra Group Fellowship; Bergen, Norway), under Dr. Thomas Becker supervision and at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Department of Biology & Biochemistry, University of Bath (2008 Marie Curie Short Term Fellowship; Bath, UK), under Prof. Robert N. Kelsh supervision.
After some years working at University of Rosario, she joined the Nora Calcaterra’s group as a postdoc, at Instituto of Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBR), in 2010. She worked in a new project modelling human genetic disorders in zebrafish. In 2015 she did a postdoc stay again at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Department of Biology & Biochemistry, University of Bath (EMBO Short Term Fellowship; Bath, UK), under Prof. Robert N. Kelsh supervision. After that, she started her career as assistant researcher of Conicet at IBR working in microRNAs and Gene Regulatory Networks during zebrafish development. In 2019, she did a stay in ZebraBioRes Group and she keeps on collaborating as researcher with the group mainly in the area of modelling human disorders in zebrafish species.