Hi, I’m Matías. I studied Biotechnology in Argentina. During my PhD, I worked on the role of Arabidopsis homeodomain-leucine zipper transcription factors during plant development, under the supervision of Prof. Raquel Chan. For my postdoctoral research, I moved to Munich and joined the lab of Stefan Jentsch at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, working on SUMO-related processes in S. cerevisiae. In particular, I have been studying how rDNA tethering is controlled by CLIP, a homolog of the S. pombe Lem2-Nur1 complex. After the unforeseen cease of Stefan Jentsch, I joined the Braun lab, working on both budding and fission yeast CLIP complexes. In addition, I work on genetic screens and profiling approaches to identify new factors and pathways in heterochromatin regulation.

When I am not in the lab, I enjoy football, watching series/movies and reading books. And of course, I love my Mate!

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What the Braun Lab says about Matías:

“Matias is a great cloning visionary. If you have a bold idea, Matias will come up with a bolder cloning strategy. Sometimes we think these bold strategies are a product of his “special” Argentinian Mate tea.”

“Matias doesn’t concern himself with concentrations. He simply adds x ul of reagent and he is sure it’ll work (and it usually does).”

“Matias is pretty easygoing. He gets along with daily jokes about charcoal-like burned meat and Argentinian food in general; or about the dress of the Argentinian soccer team (blue-white? your guys play with 1860 Munich?). But: he does not accept lousy controls. Be warned when preparing your journal club.”

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