ISE voices: Meet with Sabrina Gambaro from Argentina

ISE voices: Meet with Sabrina Gambaro from Argentina

Every month, ISE meets with endocrinologists all around the world to learn more about their interests and specialization.

Today we met with Sabrina Gambaro from La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She did her Ph.D. in Italy and then went back to work in Argentina. Currently, she is working at the Multidisciplinary Institute of Cellular Biology (IMBICE) in the Neuroendocrinology laboratory. In 2016, she started her postdoctoral fellowship and this year she got appointed as a younger researcher. She works in the metabolic syndrome/obesity field with in vitro and animal models.

Learn more about her from the interview we had below!

ISE: How did you choose the field of endocrinology? What is your specialization or research work?

Sabrina: Since I finished my Ph.D., in 2014, I decide to change the topic and get involved in the endocrinology and immunology field. I focused my research in obesity and metabolic syndrome, studying at first the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and now the adipose tissue hypertrophy together with the innate immune cells of adipose tissue and their crosstalk. We used an obese mice model induced by fructose to evaluate the different innate immune populations and different possible therapies. We also work with in-vitro models, one of special interest are co-cultures with monocytes/macrophages with mature adipocytes to evaluate the crosstalk between these cells.

Sabrina Gambaro Cape Town ICEISE: How did you decide to participate in the ICE Congress?
Sabrina: I decided to participate in the ICE congress since is one of the most important congresses in the endocrinology field together with the American one. Even more, to have the possibility to present our work to international colleagues was really challenging.

ISE: How did you learn about the Travel Grants Program for the Congress? 

Sabrina: I noticed the travel grant program in the ISE and ICE congress pages. Since the economical resources in Argentina are limited, traveling abroad for a congress or conferences without any economic help is really difficult. So, I would not be able to assist the congress if I had not received the Travel Grant.

ISE: What was your experience in ICE 2018 like? 

Sabrina: The ICE congress was really interesting, I had the possibility to listen to colleagues from the same and different fields and enrich my knowledge. Even more, listening to clinicians was really challenging in order to be able to transfer the everyday problems to the laboratory (bed to bench). I also met very interesting people that work with similar models.

Sabrina GambaroISE: What did you find most valuable from your experience in ICE 2018?

Sabrina: The most valuable from my attendance at the ICE congress was to meet colleagues from different countries and make contacts for future collaborations. Moreover, South African people were very cozy and friendly.

ISE: What would you recommend ISE should do for young people who just start their career in endocrinology?

Sabrina: I think that it would be very interesting to organize courses or schools for young people before the congress, in order to attend and listen to remarkable researchers of different fields and also the possibility to present their work to peers.