||I earned my PhD at the University of Texas at Austin in the Ecology,
Evolution and Behavior program.
I'm originally from Colombia, where I grew up between the countryside
city of Medellin. This experience exposed me to nature and museums from
age. Soon, I realized that there is always something new, beautiful and
beyond what I could see. Science demonstrated me that microscopes,
thermo-cyclers and computers were the best way to see farther, while
way to embrace the Universe.
was a Graduate Teaching
Assistant at the School of Biological Sciences at UT Austin. I taught Human
Biology (BIO346). In which, I tried to enhance learning of my students by
focusing their attention to scientific literature with memes and
culture. I am also a meticulous artist. My artwork is specialized in
detailed wooden models of various insect species. I have an interest
macro-photography as part of my method to look at the most
details of the insect body.
focused my graduate studies
in understanding the molecular mechanisms and evolution of attachment
Love) and sexual fidelity. Before coming to the US for pursuing my doctorate, I was a
entomologist at CENICAFE. Thanks to the work I pursued over there I was
for my merits as a researcher in SOCOLEN. I have some experience with
molecular techniques and methods such as PCR, qPCR, sequencing, FISH,
assay, cytogenetics, etc. My next big step is to learn about
genomic analysis. These are the tools I want to use for
elements at genes that influence animal behavior.
lived in Austin, Texas. But, I moved to Durham, North Carolina. You
can find me in the French Family Sciences Center at Duke campus. If I am not there, I might be reading or analyzing
data at a
coffee-shop. If science permits, I'll be playing soccer, exploring
foods and drinks, photographing the town and its countryside or
insect or something on the weekends.
email: aleberrio [at] utexas.edu