Juan A Sánchez


Juan A Sánchez

Biological Sciences
Universidad de los Andes  (Colombia)

Juan Armando Sánchez, Ph.D. Profesor titular, Director del Laboratorio de Biología Molecular Marina (BIOMMAR)/ Frontiers in Marine Science-Associate Editor Departamento Ciencias Biológicas-Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de los Andes Calle 19 No 1-60 (J 212/ J 308 lab) Bogotá, Colombia +571-3394949 *3756 @biommar
Research interests

We have been interested in the processes driving the origin and maintenance of marine diversity, which have broader impacts for conservation, climate change prediction and sustainable development of marine regions. Our research questions include bridging phenotypic plasticity and ecological speciation, adaptive radiations in corals and octocorals, the coevolution of corals with their symbionts and the effect of soft-barriers in shaping species phylogeography. Our techniques include de novo genome sequencing, population genomics/genetics, global change/ocean acidification mesocosms experiments, and molecular ecology. We have also a team of experienced technical CCR-rebreather divers to study mesophotic corals and endolithic algae symbiosis.

Research platform experience
  Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
  Diving - Technical Open-Circuit
  Diving - Technical Rebreather
  Diving - Regular Open-Circuit