Investigadores

dr Daniel Gomez-Uchida

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Soy miembro fundador del GEECLAB una vez que me trasladé a vivir a Concepción con mi familia en Agosto 2011, luego de vivir 10 años en el extranjero. Me apasiona la investigación que combina múltiples disciplinas para resolver problemas. Una parte importante de nuestro trabajo está dirigida a comprender la invasión de salmónidos (i.e., truchas y salmones) como un fenómeno complejo con impactos socioeconómicos, ecológicos y ecosistémicos (más información en www.invasal.cl) Otra parte de nuestro trabajo está dirigida al estudio de la sistemática, evolución y conservación de poblaciones naturales. La genómica y la genética de poblaciones juega un rol fundamental respondiendo varias de nuestras preguntas de investigación.  Tengo la suerte de interactuar con jóvenes promesas de la biología e investigadores interesados en hacer ciencia de alta calidad.

Cristian B. Canales-Aguirre (Investigador Postdoctoral, 2014-Present)

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My research interests focus on identifying and evaluating the underlying evolutionary mechanisms that explain population structure and species diversity patterns across several phyla, using molecular and genomics analyses and evolutionary biology theory. I am working on population genomics of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss looking at neutral and adaptive divergence between resident and anadromous forms in Patagonia.

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Carlos Spano (PhD Systematics & Biodiversity, 2014-Present)

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What is a species?  Can we define all taxa in the same way? I try to address some of these questions through one of the simplest and most ancestral forms of metazoan animals: sea anemones. I’m interested in resolving how we determine and classify the marine biodiversity from a microevolutionary perspective; giving new elements for the conservation of a barely known fauna.

Maria Ignacia Cadiz (Research Assistant)

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Diego Cañas (Research Assistant)

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Selim Musleh (MSc Fisheries, 2014-Present): An emergent fishery in Chile—the case of Chinook salmon from River Toltén

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Javiera Benavente (MSc 2014-Present): Differential patterns and processes of invasion of rainbow trout between central and southern Chile (co-supervised with Dr David Véliz, Universidad de Chile)

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Mauricio Cañas (Research Assistant)

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Alumni

Francisca Valenzuela-Aguayo (M.S. Zoology, 2015): Dispersion and migration of non-native Chinook salmon in two areas of its distribution in Chile. She is now a Ph.D. student at the School of Environmental Sciences (EULA center) working with Dr Evelyn Habit on population connectivity among native freshwater fishes.

Marina Fuentes Navarrete (B.S. Biology, 2013): Conservation genetics of Darwin’s southern frog Rhinoderma darwinii (co-supervised with Dr Juan Carlos Ortiz, Dept Zoology, UdeC). She now works as JC Ortiz’s lab manager and assistant curator for the Zoological Museum.