Dr. Patricia Silveyra is the Anthony D. Pantaleoni Eminent Scholar and Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at Indiana University Bloomington School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the study of sex differences and the role of sex hormones and their receptors in mechanisms of lung inflammation and disease.
Dr. Silveyra earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, and her PhD in Biochemistry, from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and did her postdoctoral training at Penn State College of Medicine, after receiving a Rotary International Ambassadorial Fellowship. In 2013, she established her independent research group as an Assistant Professor at Penn State after receiving a K12 BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers on Women’s Health) award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She later received K01 and R03 awards from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI-NIH) to study mechanisms underlying sex differences in lung inflammatory processes using animal models. Dr. Silveyra was promoted to Associate Professor at Penn State in 2018, prior to joining the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she led the Biobehavioral Laboratory for 2 years. In 2021, she joined Indiana University Bloomington as Associate Professor and received an R01 grant from NHLBI-NIH to study sex and gender differences in asthma.
Dr. Silveyra has received numerous awards for her research, mentoring, and efforts to promote diversity in STEM. She is an advocate for underrepresented and international trainees, and she serves in various national organizations and committees, including the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), where she is on the Board on Higher Education and Workforce and New Voices in Science, Engineering and Medicine.