Director-General of International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) 2004
Director-General Emeritus in 2014
BSc and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires and his MD from the University of Naples.
Awarded the Platinum Konex Prize for Science and Technology (Argentina) as the best scientist of the decade in Genetic and Cytology and in 2001
He was one of the first to describe the pre-mRNA alternative splicing process in the 1980s and since then he has made critical contributions to understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in this important cellular process in health and disease.