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Mónica Medina

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Mónica Medina
Principal Investigator


Associate Professor

Department of Biology

Pennslyvania State University, State College

 


 

Research Interests:
Our group is working on a wide range of topics dealing with the ecology and evolution of marine biodiversity. We are using a combination of field observations, experimental biology and molecular and genomic techniques to get at these questions. Some of the currently funded projects in the lab are:
 

  • Genome-wide analysis of coral-zooxanthellae symbiosis
  • The Microbial Community and Coral-Pathogen Interactions
  • Calcification mechanisms in Corals
  • Evolution of shell loss in opisthobranch gastropods
  • Metazoan evolution and mitochondrial genomics (past project)


Background:
Ph.D., Marine Biology and Fisheries, 1998
University of Miami, Miami, USA
B.S., Biology, 1989
Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

Professional Experience
June 2009 - to date     Associate Professor. School of Natural Sciences. University of California, Merced.
July 2005 - June 2009     Assistant Professor. School of Natural Sciences. University of California, Merced.
2000 - 2005     Research Scientist. Comparative and Functional Genomics. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - DOE Joint Genome Institute. Walnut Creek, CA.
2001 - to date     Research Associate. Invertebrate Zoology and Geology Department. California Academy of Sciences (CAS).
2000     Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Nudibranch systematics. California Academy of Sciences (CAS). San Francisco, CA.
1998 - 2000     Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Eukaryotic and metazoan evolution. P.I. Mitchell Sogin. Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). Woods Hole, MA

324 Mueller Lab, University Park, PA 16802

Email: momedinamunoz(at)gmail(dot)com




Contact:
Address: Medina Lab, Department of Biology
324 Mueller Lab, University Park, PA 16802
Email: momedinamunoz(at)gmail(dot)com