The laboratory of Integrative Marine Genomics and Symbiosis (IMaGeS) studies the mutualistic association between marine cnidarian hosts and their microbial symbionts (Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes) from different perspectives, including cell biology, eco-physiology and ecology. The lab team is interested in understanding the diversity of bacterial assemblages associated with corals and the processes that shape the structure of the microbial consortia. Furthermore they are also interested to dissect the molecular processes that integrate cnidarian and symbiotic dinoflagellates associations, and how these symbioses are maintained, regulated and responding to environmental challenges.
- University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. PhD (Marine Studies)
- Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela. BA (Biology)