|Last name:||Cardenas Barbosa|
B.Sc. in Biology.
Department of Biology. National University of Colombia
M.Sc. in Microbiology.
National University of Colombia, Colombia. Thesis: Cell to cell communication and phylogenetic structure of bacterial communities associated with two Caribbean reef-building coral species affected by White Plague Disease
|2012- current PhD MarMic student at Max Planck Institute, Bremen, Germany.|
Scientific Interests and Goals:I am particularly attracted to bacterial gene regulation and how this is determining fundamental aspects in the ecosystem. One example of this is the bacterial cell to cell communication to synchronize bacteria gene expression to reach the homeostasis during symbiotic relations.
Selected Publications:Cárdenas A, Rodríguez-R LM, Pizarro V, Cadavid LF, Arévalo-Ferro C. 2011. Shifts in bacterial communities of two Caribbean reef-building coral species affected by white plague disease. ISME J. 2012 Mar 6 (3):502-12. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2011.123. Epub 2011 Sep 29.