Camila Granados-Cifuentes

Biologist (B.S and M.Sc) of the Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia). She did her PhD in Environmenal and Evolutionary Biology in the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her dissertation focused on the evolution and ecology of the zooxanthellae-coral symbiosis, especially the role of the symbiont in this association. 

 Other part of her doctoral investigation involved the study of gene expression variation in natural populations of the Pacific reef-building coral, Acropora millepora

Currently she is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the department of Biological Sciences in Florida International University working in Comparative Genomics of Mollusk under the mentoring of Dr. Tim Collins.  She uses HTS approaches to detect gene variation and gene re-arrangement in  mitochondrial DNA and infere evolutionary processes within the subclass Caenogastropoda.


Granados-Cifuentes C, Rodriguez-Lanetty M (2011) The use of high-resolution melting analysis for genotyping Symbiodinium strains: a sensitive and fast approach. Molecular Ecology Resources 11: 394-399 PDF 

Granados C. , Camargo C., Zea S., Sánchez J.A. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships among zooxanthellae ( Symbiodinium ) associated to excavating sponges (Cliona spp.) reveal an unexpected lineage in the Caribbean. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 49: 554-560. 

Porto I., Granados C ., Restrepo J.C., Sánchez J.A. 2008. Macroalgal-associated dinoflagellates belonging to the genus Symbiodinium in Caribbean reefs. PLoS ONE 3(5): e2160. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002160