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Cabo Rojo Salterns Microbial Observatory

University of Puerto Rico at Humacao

  

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Investigators:

Lilliam Casillas

Pieter Visscher

Carlos Ríos-Velázquez

Wilson Ramírez

Sharon Cantrell

José R. Pérez-Jiménez

Lilliam Casillas, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Biology Department, University of Puerto Rico- Humacao

e-mail: l_casillas@webmail.uprh.edu

Molecular ecology experiments and other experiments regarding the construction of mutants and culture bacteria. Training of undergraduate students in their respective projects.

Pieter Visscher, Ph.D.

Co-Principal Investigator

Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut

e-mail: visscher@uconnvm.uconn.edu

Geochemical studies and experiments regarding mineral precipitation by microbes.  In charge of the overall coordination of the Geomicrobiology summer workshops.

Carlos Ríos-Velázquez, Ph.D.

Biology Department, University of Puerto Rico- Mayagüez

e-mail: c_rios@webmail.uprh.edu

Responsible for the experimental sections regarding metagenomics and proteomics and the training of undergraduate students from the UPR- Mayagüez.

Wilson Ramírez, Ph.D.

Geology Department, University of Puerto Rico- Mayagüez

e-mail: wramirez@uprm.edu

Isotopic characterization of minerals and X-ray diffraction analysis.

Sharon Cantrell, Ph.D.

Biology Department, Turabo University

e-mail: scantrel@suagm.edu

Mycologist.  Identification of fungi isolated from the several locations at the study site in the Cabo Rojo Salterns.

José R. Pérez-Jiménez, Ph.D.

Turabo University

e-mail: jrperezgimenez@gmail.com

Specialist in t-RFLP and phylogenetic analyses.

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Updated by Ángel Casanova

Last revision February 2010