• Mariano Cardenas, PhD

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

I received my degree in Biochemistry from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2003. After that, I worked at the School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry of the University of Buenos Aires as a teaching assistant on the subject "Biochemistry" and also doing research with different scholarships at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics (IQUIFIB) under the supervision of Dr. Leonor Roguin. My Ph.D. thesis focused on the in vitro and in vivo mechanism of antitumor action of natural and synthetic flavonoids on different epithelial cancers, such as breast and cervix adenocarcinomas. Then, during my postdoctoral fellowship at the same lab, I focused on the effect of a synthetic flavonoid on different leukemia cell lines and I also tested the antitumor efficacy of penicillin derivatives.

After finishing the fellowship in Buenos Aires, I moved to New York in order to join as a Postdoctoral Associate in the lab of Dr. Leandro Cerchietti and Dr. Ari Melnick at the Weill Cornell Medical College. Here, my work is focused on the identification of new antitumor agents against DLBCL, FL and solid tumors.