Past Research Projects

2019-2020 Recombinant chimeric strategies for complex antigenic proteins production: PCV2 vaccine candidate. FONDEF-CONICYT (D11I1188). Along with Emilio Lamazares, PhD and Dr. Jorge Toledo (Universidad de Concepción), and Dr. Marcelo Cortéz (Universidad de Santiago de Chile, USACH)

2015–2017 Domestication of the horse. Funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG: LU852/7-4; Principal Investigator: Dr. Arne Ludwig, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research [IZW], Berlin, Germany)

2010–2011 Barcoding of primates (Cercopithecus) from Africa using museum collection skulls. In cooperation with Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürg Kuhn (Anatomisches Institut, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany)

2010–2011 Coevolution of endoparasites of the genus Sarcocystis and their lizard hosts in the island ecosystem of the Macaronesian Archipelago. In cooperation with Dr. Brigitte Bannert (Institute of Molecular Parasitology, Humboldt University) and Prof. Dr. Richard Lucius (Institute of Biology, Humboldt University, Berlin)

2004–2014 Speciation processes in birds – Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of selected avian taxa. Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology. Heidelberg University, Germany

2002–2003 Hantavirus: ecology and disease in Chile. Dr. Gregory J Mertz, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, United States, Dr. Eduardo Palma, Evolutionary Biology Laboratory, Ecology Department, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and Dr. Pablo Vial, Faculty of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH, 3U19AI045452-05S2)

1994–1997 Phylogeny of Thinocoridae (Aves, Charadriiformes) from mtDNA nucleotide sequences. Faculty of Science, University of Chile, and Royal Ontario Museum, Canada

1992–1994 Population size estimation of eared dove (Zenaida auricular) and Chilean pigeon (Columba araucana), between the rivers La Ligua and Renaico. With Dr. Michel Sallaberry and Dr. José Valencia, Faculty of Science, University of Chile. Funded by the Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero (SAG) and Federación de Pesca y Caza de Chile