Immune Plasticity and Molecular Ecoepidemiology Lab

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Institute of Zoology (UK) 2004 - 2010

PhD - University of Cambridge (UK) 2005

MSc - CICESE (Mexico) 2001

BVMS - UNAM (Mexico) 1999

Karina Acevedo-Whitehouse
Head of group

karina.acevedo.whitehouse@uaq.mx

Tel. +52 558 421 8025

Lab technician

Nami Morales Durán

BSc Microbiology (Univ. Aut. Querétaro, 2016)

MSc (Univ. Aut. Querétaro, 2018)

namimorales@gmail.com

Associate researcher

Fabiola Guerrero de la Rosa

PhD (CICIMAR, IPN, 2015)

MSc (CICIMAR, IPN, 2010)

BSc Marine Biology  (UABCS, 2007)

f.guerrero.de.la.rosa@gmail.com

PhD students

Carlos Domínguez Sánchez

mvcarlosdominguez@gmail.com

 

Respiratory microbiome of the blue whale in the Gulf of California

Co-supervisor: Diane Gendron

Cayetano Espinosa Miranda

cayetanolll@gmail.com

 

Effect of anthropogenic activities on the skin microbiome and immunome of small cetaceans in Chile

Karen Ahlem Esper Reyes

ahlemesper8@gmail.com

 

Fisiología de la conservación del mono aullador de manto

Codirector: Nicolás Lara Ramos

MSc students

Aranzazu Arias Rojas

aranzazuarias@gmail.com

 

Genetic and molecular characterization of lymphocyte receptors in pinnipeds

Juan Carlos Pereida Aguilar

mvz_carlos_pereida@hotmail.com

 

The genital microbiome and epithelial transformation of the California sea lion

Undergraduates

Pamela Martínez Lugo

bpmlugo@hotmail.com

 

Hematology of Northern elephant seal pups during climatic anomalies

Karla Aideé Zamora y Cuevas

karlaazyc@gmail.com

 

Establishment of enteric immune tolerance in Northern elephant seal pups

Juan José Hernández Martínez

escherichia_coli@hotmail.com

 

Diversity of enteric bacteria and antibiotic  resistance of select marine mammals

Valeria Aline Ramírez

aline.wmh@hotmail.com

 

Cytology and microbiology of the reproductive tract of Northern elephant seal pups

Estefania Valdez

fania.valdez@gmail.com

 

Ecology of leptospirosis, brucellosis and dirofilariasis in the California sea lion

Research assistants

Mayra M. Becerra Reyes

Detection and molecular characterization of Dirofilaria in blood-sucking arthropods of  pinnipeds

Emilio E. Ángeles Chávez

The ocular microbiome of Northern elephant seals and its association with inflammatory states

Collaborators

Mexico: Diane Gendron (CICIMAR-IPN), Fernando Elorriaga (CICIMAR-IPN), Fausto Arellano-Carbajal (UAQ), Rolándo Bárcenas-Luna (UAQ), Roberto Álvarez-Martínez (UAQ), Etzel Garrido Espinosa (UAQ), Jorge Contreras Garduño (UNAM, ENES Morelia) Carlos Godínez Reyes (CONANP).

International: Frances Gulland (The Marine Mammal Center, USA), Sylvain DeGuise (University of Connecticut, USA), Liz Bowen (USGS, USA), Laura Martinez-Levasseur (Trent University, Canada), Tracey Rogers (University of New South Wales, Australia), Paul Jepson (Institute of Zoology, UK), Bill Amos (University of Cambridge, UK), John Hammond (BBSRC Institute for Animal Health, UK), Ailsa Hall (SMRU-St. Andrews, UK), Volker Artl (Institute of Cancer Research, UK), Mark Birch-Machin (Newcastle University, UK), Edel O'Toole (Blizzard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science-QMUL, UK), Renaud de Stephanis (CIRCE, España), Martin Stofel & Joe Hoffman (University of Bielefeld, Germany).