As a scientist I am interested in multidisciplinary research to achieve the understanding of ecological systems as a complex. My first degree is on chemical engineering, and I have a PhD in Biotechnology, with specialization in microbial ecology and molecular biology. During my scientific formation I was exposed to diverse fields ranging from clinical analyses and development of industrial processes, to molecular biology applied to the analysis of mammalian and environmental systems. My work in these mentioned fields provided me with an insight to understand and analyze chemical reactors, microbial isolation, tissue culture of mammalian cells, imaging by Atomic Force Microscopy, and the characterization of microbial populations using ‘omics and bioinformatics tools. My research interests include the characterization of multitrophic interactions in complex environmental settings to define the feedbacks among trophic levels that mediate ecosystem functions and productivity.