Juan Manuel Botto began his studies in 2012 at the Argentinian University of Business in Buenos Aires. He achieved his Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology in 2018. He performed his Honours degree thesis on “The development of a Baculoviral vector for the treatment of solid tumors” in the Laboratory of Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology at the UNQ Buenos Aires, which allowed him to acquire hands-on experience with several techniques including Tissue Culturing, Genetic Engineering, Molecular Biology, and Virology. Juan joined the Faulkner lab in 2020 as a Ph.D. student, supervised by Dr. Sandra Richardson and Dr. Geoffrey Faulkner. His project mainly focuses on the visualization as well as the study of L1 regulation and mobilization during development.