Julieta grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She then moved to Maryland during high-school where she enjoyed taking Biology and Psychology advanced level courses and being part of the Varsity track and field team. She obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto with a Psychology specialist and Neuroscience major. She performed her honor thesis in the lab of Dr. Joanne Rovet at SickKids Hospital studying cortical and surface thickness abnormalities in children with thyroid hormone deficiencies during development. She also served as Co-President of the Psychology Student's Association and President of her residence council, Loretto College.
She then moved to Washington, D.C. to complete her Ph.D. at the George Washington University/ Children's National Hospital in Dr. Joshua Corbin's lab. She was interested in studying the developmental programs for the generation of social behaviors. Her dissertation uncovered that developmental lineage could be predictive of molecular identity, electrophysiological properties and neuronal activity patterns in a sex-specific manner. She enjoyed volunteering in various outreach opportunities such as the USA Science and Engineering Festivals, judging high school science fairs, and playing in GWU's Club field hockey team.
For her postdoctoral training, Julieta joined the lab of Dr. Dayu Lin at NYU School of Medicine, where she had the unique opportunity to integrate her knowledge on developmental neuroscience and take an in vivo and circuits approach to understanding social behaviors. Julieta received the prestigious Leon Levy Fellowship in Neuroscience and the NIMH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence award to pursue her postdoctoral work and set-up her independent research program. She has been studying how neuronal responses are established through development to process social information and behaviors and the role of experience in refining these responses. She was also elected as one of the Postdoctoral Representatives of the Neuroscience Institute Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2020-2022) and served as a member of the SPiNES committee (2017-2021) to select external postdocs to present their work at NYU Langone.
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