Anabella Aguilera

Anabella Aguilera

Researcher (Post doctoral fellow)
Department of Biology and Environmental Science Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Hus Vita, Kalmar
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I am from Argentina. I have a PhD in Biology from Universidad de Mar del Plata, (2017) and a B. Sc. in Biology, orientation Ecology, from Universidad Nacional de La Plata (2011).

I study phytoplankton, in particular cyanobacteria, with a focus on their eco-physiology. I am particularly interested in unraveling stress responses in cyanobacteria and their mechanisms of cell death, which paradoxically ensure their life.

Teaching

I teach in the course Biochemistry for Ecologists within the BSc program in biology.

Research

My research interests are within aquatic microbial ecology with a focus on cyanobacterial  ecophysiology. I combine field studies with laboratory assays and omics approaches to elucidate the mechanisms that shape the success of cyanobacteria in and their influence on the biogeochemical cycles.

At LNU I am part of a larger group working on biosilicification and its evolution through Earth’s history (Sicyc project). I am focusing on the role that picocyanobacteria have on biosilicification and, ultimately, in the global biogeochemical silica cycle. This project is part of the research in the research group Marine microbiology and in Linnaeus University Centre for Ecology and Evolution in Microbial model Systems (EEMiS)

Publications

Article in journal (Refereed)

Article, review/survey (Refereed)