My research interests are based in the study of different extremophilic
microorganism, its unique characteristics and how could be used to
generate new biotechnological tools. This include cultivate and grow
unknown microorganisms and use molecular techniques in order to
understand their metabolic mechanisms and classified them. Finally,
purify proteins with special characteristics that will have important
I joined Fundación Biociencia in March of 2007, and I have
been working with an arsenite oxidizer bacterium that lives in
extremely high arsenite concentrations. In particular, I am trying to
classify this microorganism and purify the arsenite oxidase enzyme.
Furthermore, I am working in the characterization of this
microorganism, especially, in its arsenite resistant limits.
Since 2008 I am carrying out my Ph.D. in microbiology and bioinformaticas at The University of Georgia, USA