In the laboratory of Integrative Marine Genomics and Symbiosis (IMAGES) my students and I are using multidisciplinary approaches to address questions on different aspect of the biology of cnidarian/ dinoflagellate/ prokaryote symbioses and the response of these complex biological associations to global climate change (see further detail under the Research site about the current projects).

I am originally from Venezuela where I obtained my bachelor degree in Biology in 1994. I moved to Australia in 1997 to pursue my PhD degree; first in the University of Sydney (1997-1999) and later in the University of Queensland where I completed my PhD in Marine Studies in 2001. From 2002 to 2008, I worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in several Universities including Ewha Womans University (South Korea), Oregon State University (in the Weis’s lab) and then in the University of Queensland (Hoegh-Guldberg’s lab) and in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Australia).

Currently I keep strong research collaboration with several colleagues around the world, including Scientists from Japan, Australia, Israel, Venezuela, and USA.

Contact details:
Office Room #: AHC1-319B
Lab Room #: AHC1-429

Address: Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199, USA