My passion is focused on arthropods. Most of my research has been focused on animal behaviour, sexual selection and using multiple disciplines to close the gap between basic and applied science. I am an environmental biologist from Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Colombia. I conducted research on the sexual behaviour of the moth Drymoea viliterna. Following that, I pursued a master's degree in biological sciences at Los Andes University (Bogota, Colombia), where I focused on analysing the courtship and mating behaviour of the Tetragnathidae species Leucauge mariana. This study encompassed populations from both Colombia and Costa Rica.

Upon completing my master's degree, I pursued a PhD at James Cook University in Cairns, Australia. During my doctoral studies, I researched the behaviour, physiology, and venom composition of Australian funnel-web spiders. Specifically, I aimed to gain a comprehensive understanding of the ecological role of venom in Australian funnel-web spiders, considering various factors.

  • BS2460: Fundamentals of Ecology (Level 2; TSV & CNS)
  • BS5460: Fundamentals of Ecology (Level 5; TSV & CNS)
  • Entomology, Data analysis
  • Animal behaviour, Venomics, Data Analysis
  • Biology, Zoology, Experimental Design, Data Analysis
  • 2023 - Academy, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2021 to 2023 - Demonstrator Diversity of life course, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2022 - Research Assistant, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2022 - Tutoring Design and Analyses in Ecological Studies, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2018 - Researcher, Jyväskylä University (Finland)
  • 2017 - Plant physiology researcher, Botanical Garden José Celestino Mutis (Colombia)
  • 2017 - Short term fellowship, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Costa Rica)
  • 2014 to 2016 - Graduate teaching assistant, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
  • 2013 to 2014 - Young Researcher, Centro de Biosistemas (Colombia)
  • 2012 to 2013 - Research Assistant, Centro de Biosistemas (Colombia)
  • 2011 - Entomology laboratory assistant, Centro de Biosistemas (Colombia)
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