Scaiano Group

Jazmin Silvero


Jazmin was born in a little town near the north border of Argentina named Clorinda in 1987. She graduated as a Clinical Biochemist at National University of Cordoba (UNC-Argentina) in 2009. This included a year of work experience at the City Hospital and a thesis on the development of a more sensitive and quick chemoluminiscence method to detect glucose in serum samples. She finishes her PhD thesis focused on the synthesis of new photosensitizers and their application in Photodynamic Antibacterial Chemotherapy against antibiotic multiresistant strains. She currently holds a CONICET posdoct fellowship and a Assistant Professor position at the  Pharmaceutical Department-Faculty of Chemistry to teach microbiology courses at the Faculty of Chemistry (UNC). Also, she always make some time to participate in projects that bring kids from ages of 4 to 18 closer to science by involving them in fun experiments. 

She met Tito during a photochemistry course that he gave in Argentina 5 years ago and since then she has visited our lab three times under different fellowships. She has been a regular visitor over the past years; this time, she is evaluating the antibacterial potential of titanium dioxide nanoparticles with ligning -as well as their citotoxicity- that could be used in sunscreens. She is open to collaborate or help students with the "bio" part of their projects.
When she is not in the lab she enjoys dancing ballet and playing the alto sax.