Dr. María Emilia Santillán is a biologist, graduated from the Facultad de Ciencias Exactas Físicas y Naturales (School of Sciences) at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC), Argentina. She obtained a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences in 2001, at the same Faculty. She is an Adjunct Associated Professor, Department of Human Physiology at the School of Medicine in the UNC, where she has been working since 1986 to the present and she also worked as a Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System in the career of Speech Therapy, UNC, since 2018 to the present. She served as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Human Physiology in the School of Medicine at the National University of La Rioja, Argentina, from 2007 to 2015. She is a member of the Advisory Commission of the Doctorate in Health Sciences at the School of Medicine (UNC), since 2016 and of the Bioethics Committee for Research at the same university, since 2018. Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Physiology "Oscar Orías", at the School of Medicine, UNC. She directs several research projects within the School of Medicine and participates in two research programs: one with the School of Agriculture of the UNC (since 2018) and another with the team of the Frankfurt Initiative for Regenerative Medicine, Germany (since 2019). She is a member of the National Editorial Committee of the magazine “Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas”, UNC, and she has served as a peer reviewer of publications for the journals: “Nutrition”, “The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry” and “Reproduction, Fertility and Development”.
Dr. María Emilia Santillán research interests include Dietary long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and their effects on the development of reproductive parameters: quality of female and male gametes, fertilization, gestation, and early development of the offspring- early neurobiological development - Mouse and human studies - Nutritional supplements with microencapsulated omega-3.