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.
María Delia Basanta PhD
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER 2021-PRESENT
My postdoctoral research aims to analyze the relationship between the genetic variability of the host, the microbiome of its skin, and the incidence of infections by pathogenic fungi (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and B. salamandrivorans) in eight axolotls species endemics to Mexico.
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.
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.
Diana Karen Pérez Rodríguez
My project focuses on studying the influence of development and environment on the structure and function of the Ambystoma altamirani microbiota.
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.
Andrea Estefanía Rangel Pérez
The main objective of my project is to evaluate the strains isolated from the Ambystoma altamirani skin microbiota and to identify those that have the ability to inhibit the growth of human pathogenic bacteria, specifically Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.
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.
Cesiah Paloma Bojorquez Fierro
SOCIAL SERVICE 2021-PRESENT
The objective of my stay is the development and curation of different databases on skin symbiont bacteria of several amphibian species.
FORMER LAB MEMBERS
Hugo Morales Hernández (graduated in 2019)
Sara Lucía Anaya Morales (graduated in 2021)
Aneli Vanesa Flores Hernández (graduated in 2021)
Luis Fernando Altamirano (2019)
Daniela Orozco (2019)