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Erika Diaz Almeyda

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Graduate Student of Quantitative and Systems Biology

Medina Lab

School of Natural Sciences

University of California, Merced



  • Molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in high temperature and symbiosis of Symbiodinium



Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Merced, USA 2010

Master in Marine Sciences and Limnology, Unidad Académica Puerto Morelos del Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, UNAM, Q. Roo,México - Thesis: Differential stability and composition of the photosynthetic membrane of symbiotic dinoflagellates in response to high temperature.

B.S. Biology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2005 - Thesis: Morphologic and genetic characterization of the Nitzschia frustulum population in the ecological park of Xochimilco.

Díaz-Almeyda E, Thomé PE, El Hafidi M, Iglesias-Prieto R. 2010. Differential stability of photosynthetic membranes and fatty acid composition at elevated temperature in Symbiodinium. Coral Reefs 10.1007/s00338-010-0691-5.
Jordán-Garza A.G., Díaz-Almeyda E.M., Iglesias-Prieto R., Maldonado M.A., Ortega J. 2009. Mass mortality of Canthigaster rostrata at the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Coral Reefs Online First.
Hernandez-Becerril, D.U., Díaz-Almeyda E.M. The Nitzschia bicapitata group, new records of the genus Nitzschia, and further studies on species of Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyta) from Mexican Pacific coasts. in "Microalgal biology, evolution and ecology" Ed.: Richard M. Crawford, Brian Moss, David G. Mann and Hans R. Preisig. Nova Hedwigia Beiheft 130, 2006, 392 pp.
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