Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University
I am interested in understanding how fishes respond to environmental fluctuations, with specific emphasis on the effects of climate change on marine species. My lab focuses on evaluating the physiological and molecular changes that fishes experience when they are exposed to extreme or oscillating conditions, which are projected to take place in coming decades. We test these questions on species of the Tropical Eastern Pacific and Western Atlantic (including the Gulf of Mexico), experimenting with variables such as salinity, temperature, and habitat complexity. The broader goal of this research program is to predict which species or populations will be most susceptible to environmental changes, while characterizing potential mechanisms of fast adaptation and acclimation.
I identify as a molecular ecologist who is obsessed with fishes.
My nationality is Panamanian, so I identify as a Latino/Hispanic scientist. I lived...