Dr Vera is a Vice Chair of WGI of the IPCC. She is the Director of the Argentinean-French Institute for Climate Studies and its Science, jointly sponsored by the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina National Council of Sciences (CONICET) and the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). She has been Deputy Dean of the School of Sciences of UBA and Director of the Center for Atmosphere and Ocean Research (CIMA) / UBA- CONICET. She is Full Professor at the School of Sciences of UBA and CONICET Principal Researcher. Dr. Vera has long research experience on understanding, simulating and predicting climate variability and change. She has participated or coordinated many international research projects and programs related with climate variability and change.