Dr. Martina Crispo
Martina Crispo is veterinarian from Universidad de la República, Uruguay, and has a PhD in biomedical sciences. She leads a research team focused in the production of in vivo and in vitro embryos in several species. Her main expertise is embryo micromanipulation and production of genetically modified animals, generating and applying that knowledge in experimental animals and productive species. Under her direction the first transgenic animals by pronuclear microinjection, homologous recombination in embryonic stem cells, transposons (SBT), lentivirus and CRISPR/Cas technologies were born in Uruguay. She coordinated the production of the first transgenic lambs born in Latin America and the first myostatin gene edited lambs in the world. She is member of several scientific international associations, and organizes yearly regional and international courses in her field. She is Level I researcher at Sistema Nacional de Investigadores from ANII, Uruguay.