Dr Maximiliano Tourmente Rodriguez
Research Fellow (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Programme)

Profile

Born in Córdoba (Argentina), I completed my PhD in Biology in the National University of Córdoba, and worked as Post-Doc at the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid (Spain). I have dedicated my career to the study of sexual selection and it influences on male reproductive traits, sperm performance, and genes that control reproductive function. I work at the interphase between Cell Biology and Evolutionary Ecology, trying to comprehend how evolutionary forces that operate at the whole organism level may promote adaptive changes at the level of cell phenotype. My current research project seeks to understand how aging and external stressors may alter sperm quality and male fertility by affecting the bioenergetic metabolism of male reproductive tissues.

Other main research interests include:

- The evolution of sperm ATP producing pathways under sperm competition and its impact on sperm performance.

- The interaction between sperm metabolism and sperm performance in microconfined channels of microfluidic devices.

Qualifications

2003 Licentiate in Biology. National University of Córdoba (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba), Córdoba, Argentina.

2008 PhD Biological Sciences. National University of Córdoba (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba), Córdoba, Argentina.

Career

2010-2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Spanish Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - CSIC), Madrid, Spain.

2009 Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Argentinian Research Council (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas - CONICET), Córdoba, Argentina.

2005-2008 Postgraduate Research Fellow. Argentinian Research Council (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas - CONICET), Córdoba, Argentina.

2005 Lecturer (Introduction to Biology). University of Buenos Aires (Universidad de Buenos Aires), Huerta Grande, Argentina.

Contact details


Email
Tel+44 (0) 1326 253702
AddressScience and Engineering Research Support Facility (SERSF):
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
Penryn
Cornwall
TR10 9FE
UK

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