José Mordoh - Fundación Instituto Leloir


Head of Laboratory


Dr. José Mordoh graduated cum laude as Medical Doctor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires (UBA). In 1984, he obtained his Ph.D. at the same university. From 1963 to 1969, he was a fellow of the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET) under the supervision of Prof. Eduardo De Robertis and Prof. Luis F. Leloir. In 1969, he received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship to work at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, under the supervision of Prof. Francois Jacob, on the control mechanisms of cellular division and DNA synthesis in Escherichia coli. From 1971-1976 he obtained a Scholarship of the Leukaemia Society of America to start a project on DNA synthesis in normal and cancer cells at the Fundación Instituto Leloir, Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1976, he became a member of the Scientific Research Career of the CONICET, becoming a Principal Researcher in 1985 and Superior Researcher in 1999. He has published more than 115 scientific papers, edited a book on Molecular Biology in Medicine and he is the author of several chapters in books on his specialty. He has won 10 prizes given by different national institutions.
In 2001 he created a Master in Medical Molecular Biology at the UBA. He had supervised 42 fellows and 18 doctoral theses. By now, he is Director of the Cancerology Laboratory at the Fundación Instituto Leloir and Director of the Oncology Research Centre-Fundación Cancer.