About me


The evolution and ecology of microbes in nature have always fascinated me. I am specially interested in animal-microbe symbiotic interactions and how these interactions have evolutionary implications for both the host and the microbial communities.

I studied Biology at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). My bachelors thesis was on chromatin remodeling and transcriptional regulation in Drosophila melanogaster (Instituto de Biotecnología, UNAM). I have a Masters in Biochemistry and my thesis project was about epigenetic regulation during chicken erythroid differentiation (Instituto de Fisiología Celular, UNAM). During my PhD (Instituto de Ecología, UNAM) I studied the evolution and ecology of microbes in Cuatro Ciénegas, México.

Since October 2012 I am a postdoctoral associate at James Madison University at Dr. Reid Harris’ lab. I am currently studying the factors that shape skin microbial communities in tropical frogs that are persisting in the wild despite the presence of the lethal fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.


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