ERIA A. REBOLLAR
I am a microbial ecologist interested in symbiotic relationships between hosts (animals) and microbial communities. My line of research focuses on analyzing the symbiotic communities of amphibians (microbiomes) from an ecological and evolutionary perspective. I also participate in projects on the diversity and function of aquatic and soil microbiomes.
M.Sc. Luis Enrique Soto Cortés
PHD STUDENT 2021-PRESENT
I am interested in understanding the influence of host-associated factors, such as host genetic variation, on the diversity and structure of microbial communities that inhabit the skin of mole salamanders.
Francisco Maximiliano González Serrano
PHD STUDENT 2021-PRESENT
I'm looking for metabolic pathways related to antimicrobial activity, particularly antifungal, on Neotropical frog's skin bacterial isolates and Ambystoma microbiomes
M.Sc. Emanuel Martínez Ugalde
PHD STUDENT 2019-PRESENT
My PhD project will focus on studying the biotic and abiotic factors influencing the function and community structure of skin microbiomes in Ambystoma altamirani.
Joan S. Aguilar Peralta
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER Aug 2022-PRESENT
The aim of my postdoctoral research is to determine the diversity of peptides present in the skin secretions of eight species of axolotls endemic to Mexico, and its relationship with their genetic variability.
Alberto H. Orta
MASTERS STUDENT 2021-PRESENT
The objective of my master's project is to know through an experimental study the effect of warming on the microbiota of the skin during the development of the frog Hyla arenicolor in a context of climate change.
Montserrat Marroquín Rodríguez
Study the role of the abiotic and biotic factors on the skin microbiome diversity of four paedomorphic axolotls.
Francisco Elohim Cárdenas
UNDERGRADUATE August 2022-PRESENT
My project focuses in the isolation and classification of culturable bacteria present in the skin of the caecilian Dermophis mexicanus in three different microhabitats, and to compare the culturable bacterial diversity with databases of the amphibian orders Anura and Caudata.
Gabriela Sandoval García
The aim of my project is to explore the antifungal capacity of skin symbiotic bacteria isolated from Ambystoma altamirani. In particular I will use in vitro competition assays to evaluate the capacity of 250 bacterial strains to inhibit the fungal pathogen Bd, which is responsible for the emerging disease called chytridiomycosis.
M.Sc. Ángel Fernando Soto Pozos
RESEARCH STAY 2018-PRESENT
In my PhD project, I am analyzing the variation in the skin bacterial microbiota of salamanders from the cloud forest, as a function of habitat and host genetic factors, as well as its association with Bd infection.
Paulina Cruz Bernal
My project aims to evaluate the antifungal capacity of culturable bacteria from the skin of Ambystoma altamirani. I want to correlate the capacity of these bacteria to inhibit the growth of the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis with Bd infection status across a seasonal gradient.
FORMER LAB MEMBERS
Hugo Morales Hernández (graduated in 2019)
Sara Lucía Anaya Morales (graduated in 2021)
Aneli Vanesa Flores Hernández (graduated in 2021)
- Diana Karen Pérez Rodríguez (graduated in 2023)
Luis Fernando Altamirano (2019)
Daniela Orozco (2019)
Mariel García Melendez (2022)