• Martin Rivas

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

I am a biologist with a strong interest in understanding the molecular basis of cancer development and progression. I received my degree from the University of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, in 2005, and my PhD from the same University in 2011. My thesis on the role of TNF-alpha inducing the proliferation of HER2-overexpressing breast cancer, was developed under the direction of Dr. Roxana Schillaci. I briefly worked as a postdoc with Dr. Patricia Elizalde at the IBYME in a project investigating the role of microRNA in progestin-promoted breast cancer growth. Later on, I worked at José Baselga's lab in the Vall d´Hebron Institute of Oncology in Barcelona, Spain, where I received training in translational cancer research, leading a project in biomarker identification for combinatorial treatments against PI3K/mTOR and MEK in colorectal cancer. I joined Ari Melnick's lab as a Postdoctoral Associate, in 2014, with an interest in understanding the epigenetic control of transcriptional programs in lymphoma. Particularly, I am developing a research line in nuclear topology, investigating the involvement of cohesin complex proteins in the development of germinal center-derived lymphomas. I am currently funded by LFR.