Marta Tesone was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1948. She received the M.S. and the Ph. D degrees from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1972 and 1980, respectively. She had a postdoctoral position in neuroendocrinology in the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, Dallas, Tex, USA, in 1982 and performed sabbatical studies in ONPRC-OHSU in Beaverton, Ore, USA, from 2002 to 2003. Since 1984, Dr. Tesone is the Director of the Laboratory of Ovarian Physiology at the IBYME- CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Presently, she is a Professor of physiological chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences (UBA) and Principal Research Scientist of the Argentine National Research Council (CONICET). She is mainly interested in the mechanisms involved in the autocrine and paracrine regulation of angiogenic factors on the growth of ovarian follicle and corpus luteum development. Her research project will have an impact on human health areas, since failures in the follicular or corpus luteum development can produce different disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, precocious menopause, and/or infertility. In 2007–2009 she was Member of the Biomedical Evaluation Committee from the CONICET, and she was Member of the Microscopy National System from the Argentine Minister of Science (2008–2010). During 2004–2007, Dr. Tesone was Member of the Scientist Committee as South America Representative of The Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR).
Biography Updated on 12 January 2011