Diego Pignataro is bachelor in Biology with Mention in Genetics. He has got his Biologist degree at the Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Perú. His project was the "Development of an allele size standard for potato genotyping".
Currently, he is working as Research Assistant at the Genomics Research Unit at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Head of the laboratory Gisela Orjeda), where he develops the project " Towards the positional cloning of 4HL stripe rust resistance quantitative trait loci in barley".
He arrived at CNRGV in January 2010 and he will stay until May 2010 in order to construct and screen a BAC library of Hordeum vulgare.