Luisina Ongaro

luisina.ongarogambino [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Luisina Ongaro)

I earned my PhD in 2014 at La Plata National University, in Argentina. During my PhD, I investigated the action of androgens on reproductive and metabolic programming in a rat model of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). I then started my postdoctoral training in Dan’s lab. My current plan focuses on the identification of endogenous regulators of FSH production by the pituitary gland. In 2016, I was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from Ferring Canada to support my project. This research will strengthen our understanding of FSH synthesis and provide new insights on drivers of human fertility and infertility. My long-term goal is to become a principal investigator and obtain independent funding to study the intercommunication between metabolic and reproductive disorders.

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