CONICET Assistant Researcher, Catedra de Fisiologia Humana, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, INICSA-CONICET, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, ArgentinaBiography
Dr. Marina F. Ponzio's main area of interest is the study of the reproductive physiology of mammals, including gamete and endocrinology research. During the development of her career, she has also developed interest in some aspects of captive animal behaviour and the link with the reproductive function. She obtained a PhD in Biological Sciences in 2006 at the National University of Crdoba, in Argentina where her research was based on the study of the development of fur chewing behaviour in captive chinchillas, an abnormal repetitive behaviour. She is currently an established researcher with the National Science Council of Argentina (CONICET), and she is also a Professor in the Human Physiology Department at the Medicine School at the National University of Crdoba. In this Institution she develops her research and is a member of the Laboratory Animal Care and Use Committee. At present she is studying the effects of environmental enrichment upon reproductive physiology and development of male and female laboratory mice.