Valeria Ramírez Castañeda

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Graduate Student in the Integrative Biology Department at UC Berkeley

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Colombian biologist interested in evolutionary biology, herpetology, science communication, and inclusion, diversity, and equity in STEM

Complete information in Spanish/ Información completa en español aquí

About me

I am a graduate student in the Integrative Biology Department at UC Berkeley. I finished my B.Sc. in Biology at the National University of Colombia. Following my undergraduate studies, I pursued a M.Sc. in Biological Sciences at the University of Los Andes in Bogotá and a M.Soc.Sc. in Science Communication at the University of Barcelona. I have five years of research experience in animal physiology, evolutionary biology and molecular biology. In addition, I count with three years of experience teaching a general biology laboratory and an animal physiology laboratory for undergraduate students. I also enjoy participating in science communication projects (particularly in Spanish), as well as in research on science-society relationships.

Currently, my main research interest is the evolution of traits generated by interactions between organisms, especially by the predator-prey interactions in amphibians and reptiles. I am also interested in the evolution of toxicity resistance focused on the general basis of neurotoxin resistance. Furthermore, I enjoy contributing to science communication in Spanish, as well as discussions on diversity, inclusion, and equity in STEM.

Check on my complete curriculum and in Spanish aquí

I work with an excellent group of scientists lead by Rebecca Tarvin. For more information go to Tarvin lab.

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For my complete research interests, check on my curriculum.

Contact

email: vramirezc [at] berkeley [dot] edu

twitter: @Valeria_RamCas

Always willing to collaborate and start new projects. Do not hesitate to contact me!