I am a microbial ecologist, meaning I am interested in the role of microorganisms on their natural environments, how they contribute to the biogeochemical cycles, how they interact with other organism (specially plants), and how can we use them for bioremediation and other applications.
I completed my BS in Biology in Peru at UNALM where I became a interested in bioremediation. I was lucky to explore this interest at Michigan State University where I work on uranium bioremediation. There I learned about microbial community analysis and moved more heavily into data analysis and bioinformatics.
My Google Scholar profile is here.
A. Clustering of microbial communities from an aquifer undergoing bioremediation. B. Populations associated with high actiivty (uranium reduction) locations. Work published here
Comparison of genetic similarity (gene content) from a Burkholderia cenocepacia strain collection.
We used comparative genome hybridization to differentiate strains and find pathogenicity genes.
Microbial communities response to harvesting. The profiles of Carbohydrate Active Enzymes (CAZy) and Fungal Oxidative Lignin enzymes (FOLy.) were compared. A, B. Permanova. C,D, PCO ordinations
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