Luis Vaschetto

Dr. Vaschetto received his Doctorate in Biological Sciences from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina). He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (CONICET) and a Research Associate at the South Dakota State University (SDSU). His research focuses on understanding the epigenetic mechanisms involved in plant and animal development, as well as their effects on human health and diseases.

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Small non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are key regulators of gene expression that function at both transcriptional and posttranscriptional levels by binding to complementary sequences. In mammalian germline cells, short ncRNAs known as PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) were found to be ...Learn More


I’m glad to join the Cloud Scientist Community! I‘m Luis Maria Vaschetto, a researcher from Córdoba, Argentina. I have expertise in epigenetics, genomics, RNA biology and phylogeography. I'm an enthusiast trying to learn more about epigenetic mechanisms that have a ...Learn More


  1. Vaschetto LM (2020) A putative miRNA in the spike gene of SARS-CoV-2 has perfect sequence identity to both the forward and reverse complementary strands of hsa-mir-8055 involved in T-cell response to antigen.  DOI:  10.31219/osf.io/hyz89. Publisher: Center for Open Science.

  2. Vanzetti L, Campos P, Demichelis M, Lombardo L, Aurelia R, Vaschetto LM, Bainotti C, Helguera M (2011) Identification of leaf rust resistance genes in Argentinean hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars. Electronic Journal of Biotechnology 14(3):9-9.  EJB Electronic Journal of Biotechnology

  3. Vanzetti L, Yerkovich N, Chialvo E, Lombardo L, Vaschetto L, Helguera M (2013) Genetic structure of Argentinean hexaploid wheat germplasm. Genetics and Molecular Biology 36(3): 391-399. Sociedade Brasileira de Genetica

  4. Vaschetto LM (2015) Exploring an emerging issue: Crop epigenetics. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. DOI: 10.1007/s11105-014-0796-z. Springer New York Publishing Company

  5. Vaschetto LM, González-Ittig R, Vergara J; Acosta LE (2015) High genetic diversity in the harvestman Geraeocormobius sylvarum (Arachnida, Opiliones, Gonyleptidae) from subtropical forests in north-eastern Argentina revealed by mitochondrial DNA sequences. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. DOI: 10.1111/jzs.12093. Blackwell Publishing Inc

  6. Vaschetto LM (2016) Miniature Inverted-repeat Transposable Elements (MITEs) and their effects on the regulation of major genes in cereal grass genomes. Molecular Breeding. 36:30. DOI 10.1007/s11032-016-0440-8. Springer Netherlands.

  7. Vaschetto LM (2016) Understanding the role of protein interaction motifs in transcriptional regulators: implications for crop improvement. Briefing in functional genomics. DOI: 10.1093/bfgp/elw022. Oxford University Press

  8. .Acosta LE, Vaschetto LM (2016) Palaeoclimatic distribution models predict Pleistocene refuges for the Neotropical harvestman Geraeocormobius sylvarum (Arachnida: Opiliones: Gonyleptidae). Journal of Natural History, DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2016.1245450. Taylor & Francis

  9. Vaschetto LM (2017) RNA activation: A diamond in the rough for genome engineers. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, DOI: 10.1002/jcb.26228. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

  10. Vaschetto LM (2017) Modulating signaling networks by CRISPR/Cas9-mediated transposable element insertion. Current Genetics, DOI: 10.1007/s00294-017-0765-9. Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

  11. Vergara J, Acosta LE, González-Ittig R, Vaschetto LM, Gardenal, N (2017) The disjunct pattern of the Neotropical harvestman Discocyrtus dilatatus (Gonyleptidae) explained by climate-driven range shifts in the Quaternary: paleodistributional and molecular evidence. PLOS ONE 12(11), DOI: e0187983. Public Library of Science.

  12. Vaschetto LM (2018) Editorial: Small Activating RNAs as Promising Agents for Biotechnological Use. Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, DOI: 10.2174/138920101908180913103654.Bentham Science

  13. Vaschetto LM (2018) miRNA activation is an endogenous gene expression pathway. RNA Biology, DOI: 10.1080/15476286.2018.1451722. Taylor & Francis Group

  14. Vaschetto LM, Ortiz N (2019) The role of sequence duplication in transcriptional regulation and genome evolution. Current Genomics. DOI: 10.2174/1389202920666190320140721. Bentham Science.

  15. Vaschetto LM, Beccacece HM (2019) The emerging importance of noncoding RNAs in the insecticide tolerance, with special emphasis on Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae). Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: RNA. DOI: 10.1002/wrna.1539. John Wiley & Sons Inc.

  16. Vaschetto LM (2019) The Emergence of Non-coding RNAs as Versatile and Efficient Therapeutic Tools. Current Gene Therapy, DOI: 10.2174/156652321905191122154955. Bentham Science.

  17. Vaschetto LM (2019) The critical role of epigenetic regulation in developmental programming of higher organisms. Current Genomics. DOI: 10.2174/138920292006191206141546. Bentham Science.

  18. Vaschetto LM (2019) Cereal Genomics. Methods in Molecular Biology, Volume 2072. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9865-4. Humana Press (SpringerNature), Springer Science+Business Media, New York

  19. Vaschetto LM, Litholdo CG, Sendín LN, Terenti C, Filippone MP (2019) Cereal circular RNAs (circRNAs): an overview of the computational resources for identification and analysis. In: Vaschetto L.M (Ed.) Cereal Genomics. Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 2072, pp. 157-163. Humana Press (SpringerNature), Springer Science+Business Media, New York


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