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Sofia Spataro

Junior Scientific Editor

About Sofia

Sofia is a biomedical researcher and a PhD candidate in pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Geneva since 2019. She believes that scientific progress belongs to everyone, and for this reason she is involved in science communication and vulgarization. She is constantly amazed by science and she's thrilled to share her passion with the general public. With her enthusiasm, Sofia is pursuing a PhD studying the cellular mechanism of a rare syndrome affecting the kidneys.

Sofia is the editor of 1 Break:

The puzzling history of South American mammals

After millions of years of isolation, the emergence of the Isthmus of Panama connected South America with North America, allowing the interchange of two previously separated faunas. The interchange was not balanced because more mammals from North America are recorded in South America than vice versa. Could this be caused by extinctions that left fewer South American mammals to move northward?

Nov 17, 2021 | 3.5 min read