Dr. Patricia Silveyra earned her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in molecular biology and biotechnology from the University of Buenos Aires in 2002 and 2009, respectively. She completed her postdoctoral training at Penn State College of Medicine, after receiving a Rotary International Ambassadorial Fellowship. She joined the Indiana University (IU) Bloomington faculty in 2021 as an associate professor of environmental and occupational health. In 2022, she earned the additional title of Anthony D. Pantaleoni Eminent Scholar.
Silveyra’s research focuses on the study of sex differences and the role of sex hormones and their receptors in mechanisms of lung inflammation and disease. Prior to joining the IU faculty, she established her independent research group as an assistant professor at Penn State after receiving a K12 Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers on Women’s Health (BIRCWH) 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. She later joined the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she led the Biobehavioral Laboratory for 2 years.
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.