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CURRICULUM VITAE

ALEJANDRO BERRIO                                                                                                                                        Fall 2016

PhD in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior


Department of Biology
Duke University
Durham, NC 27701
Tel: (512) 348-9070
e-mail: alebesc[at]gmail.com

EDUCATION AND PROFFESIONAL EXPERIENCE


Duke University, Postdoctoral Associate. 2016-present
                Supervisor: Greg Wray.

University of Texas at Austin, PhD in Ecology Evolution and Behavior. 2010-2016
                Supervisor: Steve Phelps.

University of Florida, PhD in Biology. 2009-2010
                Supervisor: Steve Phelps.

National Coffee Research Center (Colombian Coffee Growers Federation and the Ministry of Agriculture). 2007-2009
                Project: Coffee Berry Borer Genome Project
                
Supervisor: Pablo Benavides

Universidad de Antioquia (Medellin, Colombia), Research Assistant. 2006-2007
               
Project: Chromosome microdeletions of cleft lip and palate
                Supervisor: Mauricio Camargo

Universidad de Antioquia (Medellin, Colombia), BS in Biology. 2001-2006
                Thesis: Genetic damage repair in Schistocerca sp (Orthoptera:Acrididae) Spermatocytes detected by comet assay (SCGE) –In Spanish-
                Supervisor: Mauricio Camargo

HONORS AND AWARDS

2016. Hargitt Fellowship. Department of Biology. Duke University
2014. Natural Science Advisory Council Assistant Instructor Award ($500)
2014. Ecology Evolution and Behavior Travel Award (US $1000)
2010. National Award in Entomology (Colombia). Bayer CropSciences S.A., SOCOLEN (US$2000)
2009. Mention of Honor, Bayer CropSciences S.A., Colombian Society of Entomology (US$0).
2006. Student Research Award. Universidad de Antioquia (US $ 1000)
2006. Universidad de Antioquia.CODI grant for undergrad research (1000$ US)

 

PUBLICATIONS

RUBENSTEIN D, SKOLNIK H, BERRIO A, CHAMPAGNE F, PHELPS S, SOLOMON J. 2016. Sex-specific fitness effects of unpredictable early life conditions are associated with DNA methylation in the avian glucocorticoid receptor. Molecular Ecology. 25, 1714-1728

OKHOVAT M, BERRIO A, WALLACE G, OPHIR A, PHELPS S. 2015. Sexual fidelity trade-offs promote regulatory variation in the prairie vole brain. Science. 350, 1371-1374.

CONSTANTINO LM, ACEVEDO FE, NAVARRO L, BERRIO A, BENAVIDES P. 2011. Biologia y morfologia comparada entre la Falsa Broca Hypothenemus obscurus y la Broca del Cafe Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera:Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Revista Colombiana de Entomologia.  37(2):173-182.

CAMARGO M, DUQUE-CORREA MA, BERRIO A. 2006. A micro-spreading improvement for spermatogenic chromosomes from Triatominae (Hemiptera-Reduviidae).  Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 101(3):339-40.

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

BERRIO A, OKHOVAT M, PHELPS SM. 2015. Selective forces shape the evolution of regulatory elements that influence pair-bonding and sexual fidelity (Poster). S4SN 2015, Chicago.

BERRIO A, OKHOVAT M, PHELPS SM. 2015. Selective forces shape the evolution of regulatory elements that influence pair-bonding and sexual fidelity (Poster). BIG DATA IN BIOLOGY 2015, Austin.

BERRIO A, OKHOVAT M, PHELPS SM. 2015. Selective forces shape the evolution of regulatory elements that influence pair-bonding and sexual fidelity (Poster). Symposium of Neurosciences 2015, Austin.

BERRIO A, OKHOVAT M, O'CONNELL L, PHELPS SM*. 2014. Regulating monogamy: evidence for adaptive evolution of an avpr1a enhancer; Oral Presentation.  SICB 2014, Austin.

OKHOVAT M, BERRIO A, OPHIR AG, LYSAK N, PHELPS SM. 2014. Balancing selection promotes epigenetic variation in prairie vole spatial memory circuit (Poster). SICB 2014, Austin.

WALLACE G, DEHGHANI Z, OKHOVAT M, BERRIO A, PHELPS S. 2014. Does cis-regulatory variation in avpr1a shape sexual fidelity through spatial memory? (Poster). SICB 2014, Austin.

BERRIO A, BLONDEL D, PHELPS A. 2013. Evolution of cis-Regulatory Elements of the avpr1a Locus in New World Voles (Poster). SMBE 2013, Chicago.

 PHELPS M, BERRIO A, OKHOVAT M, WALLACE G. Does sexual fidelity drive balancing selection on neuronal avpr1a expression and social memory? Society for molecular biology and evolution; 07/2013

 BERRIO A, PINO JL, PHELPS SM. Cis-regulatory evolution of the avpr1a locus and its pseudogene among New World voles (Poster). Society for Neuroscience; 11/2011

 BERRIO A, LYSAK N, BLONDEL DV, PINO JL, PHELPS SM. Evolution of cis-regulatory variation at the avpr1a locus and its pseudogene (Poster). Society for Neuroscience; 11/2010

 BERRIO A, CAMAYO G, BENAVIDES P. Conservaci�n de secuencias telom�ricas (TTAGG)n en la broca del caf� Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) detectado por hibridaci�n fluorescente in situ (FISH) ; Oral Presentation. Sociedad Colombiana de Entomolog�a, XXXVI meeting; 07/2009

 BERRIO A, ACEVEDO FE, BENAVIDES P. Distorsi�n en el radio de transmisi�n al�lica paterna en la broca del caf� Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): una variaci�n a la haplodiploid�a funcional; Oral Presentation. Sociedad Colombiana de Entomolog�a, XXXVI meeting; 07/2009

 BERRIO A, ACEVEDO FE, BENAVIDES P. Evidencias citol�gicas y gen�ticas de diferenciaci�n germinal y som�tica en machos de la broca del caf� Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae); Oral Presentation. Sociedad Colombiana de Entomolog�a, XXXVI meeting; 07/2009

 BERRIO A. Comportamiento Reproductivo de la Broca del Caf� (Hypothenemus hampei); Oral Presentation.  CENICAFE; 06/2009

 BERRIO A, BENAVIDES P. Evaluaci�n de la meiosis y del potencial de partenog�nesis en la broca del caf�, Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) mediante t�cnicas citol�gicas; Oral Presentation. XXXV Meeting of the Colombian Society of Entomology; 07/2008

 BERRIO A, POSADA MA. Heliconia psittacorum L. (Heliconiaceae), qu� nos puede decir la citogen�tica de su estado taxon�mico? (Poster). National Congress of Botany ; 04/2007

 BERRIO A, CAMARGO M. Genetic damage repair in Schistocerca sp (Orthoptera:Acrididae) spermatocytes detected by comet assay (SCGE); Oral Presentation. XLI National Congress of Biological Sciences.; 10/2006