Alejandro Lopez-Ceron PhD in Zoology (Candidate)


Curriculum Vitae:


I am a Marine Biologist from Colombia studying a Ph.D. in Zoology and working with Dr. Donald Mykles in the Crab Lab. I have acquired a significant knowledge about zooplankton of lotic ecosystems and marine zooplankton in upwelling systems of tropical and temperate regions. Now my focus is on the biological and molecular patterns during molting of decapods. I am particularly interested in how some genes involved in stress events, such as the AMP-Kinase, Hypoxia Inducible Factor, Sirtuin, and Heat Shock Proteins respond, express and are regulated during the molting cycle of the Blackback land crab Gecarcinus lateralis and the Green crab Carcinus maenas.


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