Professor Nikolaos Schizas, PhD

Department of Marine Sciences

University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Curriculum Vitae

 

Lab People

Alexandra Galindo Estronza, Ph.D. student 

Project: Morphological and genetic biodiversity of meiofauna

associated with Caribbean coral reefs.  Alexandra is a biologist at 

the US Fish and Wildlife, southwest Puerto Rico. 

 

 

Jaaziel Garcia-Hernandez, Ph.D. student  

Project: Sponge  and ascidian diversity and associations in

Puerto Rico coral reefs.

 

Glorimar Franqui, M.S. student

Project: Diversity of sharks in Puerto Rico

 

 

Martha Ricaurte, Proteomics corals

 

 

 

 

Jean P Domenech Ramos, M.S. student

Project: Population connectivity of sea cucumbers in Puerto Rico.

 

 

 

Maria Del Pilar Gonzalez Garcia, M.S. student 

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program

 

 

 

 

Alejandro J Gonzalez Montes, M.S. student

Daniel Toledo Rodriguez, M.S. student

Carlos Rivera Rosaly, M.S. student 

Luis Rodriguez, M.S. student

Natalie M Baez Rodriguez, M.S. student 

Laura Abreu Nicolas, M.S. student

Omar M Zayas Cruz, M.S. student

David M. Repollet Otero, M.S. student

Giovanna Gonzalez, M.S. student

Alumni of the Lab

Alex J. Veglia, Awarded an MS in Marine Sciences, May 2019

Project: Investigating biodiversity of coral reef viruses.

Liajay Rivera, Awarded an MS in Marine Sciences, May 2019

Project: Comparison of the erect and encrusting form of

the corky sea finger Briareum asbestinum using transcriptomes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grisel Rodriguez, Awarded a Ph.D. in Marine Sciences, May 2019

Juan Laverde, Awarded an MS in Marine Sciences, December 2018  

Ramon Rivera Vicens, Awarded an MS in Marine Sciences,

Summer 2018  (Co-Advisor)

Ingrid Ortiz Gonzalez, Awarded an MS in Marine Sciences, Summer 2018 

Mariel Cruz, Awarded an M.S. in Marine Sciences, Summer 2017. 

Project: Population structure of bearded fireworms.  Mariel is currently

the lab manager at the Department of Marine Biology, University of Guam.

Nick Hammerman, Awarded an M.S. in Marine Sciences,

December 2016.  Nick is continuing his PhD studies at the Pandolfi Lab

University of Queensland

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Chelsea Harms-Tuhoy, Awarded a PhD in Marine Sciences, June 2016 (served as Co-advisor). Chelsea is working as a Marine Scientist leading the environmental consultant company Isla Mar Research Expeditions. 

Dr. Matt Lucas, Awarded a PhD in Marine Sciences, June 2016 (served as Co-advisor). Matt is an Assistant Professor at the Interamerican University at Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

Dr. Diana Beltran, Awarded a PhD in Marine Sciences, December 2015 (served as Co-advisor). Diana is a Research Associate at the University of Rhode Island.

Alexandra Galindo, Awarded an M.S. in Biology, December 2015 (served as Co-Advisor). Alexandra is now pursuing a PhD in our lab. 

Dr. Wess Martin, Awarded a PhD in Marine Sciences, May 2014 (served as Co-Advisor)

Dr. Monica Rojas, Awarded an M.S. in Marine Sciences, May 2010. Monica received her PhD at Georgia Tech.

Alexandre Jassoud, Awarded an M.S. in Marine Sciences August 2010. 

Dr. Hernan Torres-Pratts, Awarded a PhD in Marine Sciences in December 2009. Now a senior scientist at a biotech company in Puerto Rico

Dr. Dannise Ruiz, Awarded M.S. in Spring 2009. Dannise received her PhD at Penn State University at the Baums Lab and is a postdoc now at the Michael Dawson Lab, University of California Merced

Joselyd Garcia, Awarded M.S. in Spring 2008. Currently: NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Protected Resources, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, F/PR1

Dr. Tania Lado-Insua, visiting student, 2007.  Tania received her PhD from Univ of Rhode Island. Program Manager at Ocean Networks Canada

Dr. Carlos Prada, Research Associate 2005-2008. Carlos received his PhD from LSU. Now (2018), a Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island.

Iara del Mar Perez, Research Associate, 2004-05. Program manager for the siRNA and miRNA product line, at Sigma-Aldrich, Missouri.