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Luis Rodrigo Orrego Fuentealba

Associate Professor / Asociate Researcher

University of Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Aquatic Toxicology, Ecological Risk Assessment (PAHs, PCBs, Metals, Pesticides, EDCs, Plastic), Real-time Biosensors (aquatic organisms), Genomics/Proteomics Biomarker, Ecotoxicology, Endocrinology, Adverse Outcome Pathways .

Educación

  •  Environmental Sciences, UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION. Chile, 2005
  •  Marine Biologist, UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION. Chile, 1998
  •  Marine Sciences, UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION. Chile, 1998
  •  Environmental Management, UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION. Chile, 2001

Experiencia Académica

  •   Associate Professor / Associate Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTOFAGASTA

    Faculty of Marine Science and Biological Resources

    Antofagasta, Chile

    2011 - At present

  •   Post Doctoral Fellow in Aquatic Toxicology Full Time

    University of Ontario Institute of technology

    Science

    Oshawa, ON., Canada

    2005 - 2011

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Profesor Asistente Full Time

    Universidad de Antofagasta

    ANTOFAGASTA, Chile

    2012 - 2018

  •   Profesor Asociado Full Time

    Universidad de Antofagasta

    Antofagasta, Chile

    2018 - At present

Formación de Capital Humano


(2020 - 2021) Javiera Sandoval (Tesis en Desarrollo). Capacidad de absorción de Cd, Cu, Ni y Pb ben Macrocystis pyrifera, Lessonia berteroana y Gracilaria chilensis, como herramienta de biorremediación de ambientes marinos contaminados. Profesor Tutor de Tesis (Biología Marina): Facultad de Ciencias del Naturales y Recursos del Mar, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile.

(2018 - 2022) Dr © Enzo Garcia Bartolomei (Tesis en Desarrollo). Multidisciplinary environmental approach to the sustainable management of seawater desalination effluents. Profesor Co-tutor de Tesis (Doctorado en Ciencias Ambientales, Mención Sistemas Acuáticos Continentales): Facultad de Ciencias Ambientales. Universidad de Concepción, Chile.

(2021) MSc. Nataly Lobos. Relación entre el riesgo ecológico y la expresión de biomarcadores genéticos de detoxificación de metales (MT-A) y carcinogénesis (p53) en trucha arcoíris (Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum, 1792) a causa de los metales pesados presentes en la cuenca del río Loa, segunda región de Antofagasta, Chile. Profesor Tutor de Tesis (Magister en Ecología de Sistemas Acuáticos): Facultad de Ciencias del Mar y Recursos Biológicos, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile.

(2020) Roberto Ramirez. Impacto antropogénico en nidos de cormorán lile Phalacrocorax gaimardi (Lesson y Garnot, 1828) en Mejillones, región de Antofagasta, Chile. Profesor Tutor de Tesis (Biología Marina): Facultad de Ciencias del Naturales y Recursos del Mar, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile.

(2019) Nataly Lobos. Induction of MT, HIF-1 and VEGF genes expression as biomarkers of carcinogenesis in liver and gills of adult zebrafish (Danio rerio) by exposure to Cd and Pb. Profesor Tutor de Tesis (Biología Marina): Facultad de Ciencias del Naturales y Recursos del Mar, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile.

(2019) Dr. Ana Maria Garcia Cegarra. Interactions effects between cetaceans and humans in south east pacific. Profesor Tutor de Tesis (Doctorado en Ciencias Aplicadas, Mención Sistemas Marinos Costeros): Facultad de Ciencias del Naturales y Recursos del Mar, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile.

(2019) Agustin Vargas. Contaminación por metales pesados en diferentes matrices ambientales y su relación con las variables oceanográficas en la bahía de San Jorge, Antofagasta. Profesor Tutor de Tesis (Biología Marina): Facultad de Ciencias del Naturales y Recursos del Mar, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile.

(2018) Guillermo Valenzuela. Concentración de metales pesados de origen antropogénico en sedimentos intermareales y organismos bentónicos en la costa de Taltal-Paposo. Profesor Tutor de Tesis (Biología Marina): Facultad de Ciencias del Naturales y Recursos del Mar, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile.

(2018) MSc. Giannina Maya Hun. Desalination Industrial effluents in marine coastal areas: Genetic biomarkers identification and evaluation of impacts associated with water desalination used in mining processes activities. Profesor Co-tutor de Tesis (Magister en Ciencias de la Ingeniería Mención Procesos Minerales): Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de Antofagasta., Chile.

(2017) Dr. Patricia Romero. Efectos sobre la expresión del Gen de Metalotioneinas y la acumulación en concha de Argopecten purpuratus por exposición a metales presentes en la Bahía San Jorge. Profesor Tutor de Tesis (Doctorado en Ciencias Aplicadas, Mención Sistemas Marinos Costeros): Facultad de Ciencias del Naturales y Recursos del Mar, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile.

(2015) Javiera Godoy. Toxicidad de Pb y Cd en embriones y juveniles de Argopecten purpuratus (Lamark, 1819), Antofagasta, Chile. Profesor Tutor de Tesis (Ecología Marina): Facultad de Ciencias del Naturales y Recursos del Mar, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile.

(2011) MSc. Monique Robichaud Effects of Ibuprofen and Naproxen on Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Based on Chronic Waterborne Exposures. Thesis Co-supervisor (Master in Applied Bioscience): University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa Canada.

(2011) MSc. Zacharias Pendelides. Studying the anti-estrogenic and liver metabolic effects of DHAA in rainbow trout. Thesis Co-supervisor (Master in Applied Bioscience): University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa Canada.

(2010) MSc. Christopher Bourdages. The Potential of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis to Predict the Energy Content of Fish. Thesis Co-supervisor (Master in Applied Bioscience): University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa Canada.

(2010) MSc. Richard Nesbitt. Environmental Fate and Reproductive Implications of NSAIDs. Thesis Co-supervisor (Master in Applied Bioscience): University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa Canada.

(2009) MSc. Lindsay Beyger. Growth, survivability, and reproductive effects of endosulfan on Jordanella floridae (flagfish) over one complete life-cycle. Thesis Co-supervisor (Master in Applied Bioscience): University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa Canada.

(2009) MSc. Mathumai Ganeshakumar. Chronic toxicity assessment of Canadian bottled water using the cnidarian Hydra viridissima (green hydra). Thesis Co-supervisor (Master in Applied Bioscience): University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa Canada.

(2009) MSc. Jeffrey Armour. Biochemical effects of endosulfan on rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) under laboratory and field caged fish condition in Oshawa Creek. Thesis Co-supervisor (Master in Applied Bioscience): University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa Canada.

(2004) Gustavo Moraga Cid. Reproductive effects in juvenile female rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) exposed to sediment from pulp and paper mill industrial discharge áreas. Profesor Tutor de Tesis (Biología Marina): Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanográficas, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.

(2003) Paula Alejandra Avendaño Silva. Inducción de la actividad MFO y evaluación de los niveles de hormonas esteroidales en trucha arcoíris (Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum, 1990) Profesor Tutor de Tesis (Biología Marina): Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanográficas, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   SETAC/Procter & Gamble Fellowship for Doctoral Research in Environmental Science

    Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

    Estados Unidos, 2002

    Fellowship for Doctoral Research in Environmental Science (PhD Thesis developed in EULA-Chile, University of Concepcion).

  •   Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI). ON, Canada: Post Doctoral Fellowship

    University of Ontario Institute of Technology

    Canada, 2007

    The MRI program provides outstanding scientists, who have recently received their PhD, with two-year fellowships at Ontario's research institutions.

  •   Research Graduate Student Program

    WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUT

    Estados Unidos, 2005

    Short Time Research Graduate Student Program. University of Concepcion (Chile), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (USA) and Andes Foundation (Chile).

  •   PhD Scholarship

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION

    Chile, 2001

    2001-2002 PhD scholarship (Universidad de Concepcion Graduate School)

  •   Programa MECESUP

    UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTOFAGASTA

    Chile, 2012

    Programa Mejoramiento de la Calidad de la Educación Superior (MECESUP) Doctorado en Ciencias Aplicadas Sistemas marinos Costeros, Universidad de Antofagasta


 

Article (23)

Ecophysiological and cellular stress responses in the cosmopolitan brown macroalga Ectocarpus as biomonitoring tools for assessing desalination brine impacts
Red-legged cormorant uses plastic as nest material in an artificial breeding colony of Atacama Desert coast
Assessing wild fish exposure to ligands for sex steroid receptors from pulp and paper mill effluents in the Biobio River Basin, Central Chile
Embryo-larvae and juvenile toxicity of Pb and Cd in Northern Chilean scallop Argopecten purpuratus
Geologic and anthropogenic sources of contamination in settled dust of a historic mining port city in northern Chile: health risk implications
EVALUATING THE POTENTIAL OF EFFLUENT EXTRACTS FROM PULP AND PAPER MILLS IN CANADA, BRAZIL, AND NEW ZEALAND TO AFFECT FISH REPRODUCTION: ESTROGENIC EFFECTS IN FISH
Exposure of rainbow trout to industrial wastewater is associated with immune-related gene expression and hematological changes
Evaluating the Potential of Effluents and Wood Feedstocks from Pulp and Paper Mills in Brazil, Canada, and New Zealand to Affect Fish Reproduction: Chemical Profiling and In Vitro Assessments
The acute and chronic effects of endosulfan pulse-exposure on Jordanella floridae (Florida flagfish) over one complete life-cycle
Comparative embryotoxicity of pulp mill extracts in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), American flagfish (Jordanella floridae) and Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes)
Effects of pulp and paper mill effluent extracts on liver anaerobic and aerobic metabolic enzymes in rainbow trout
Effects of pulp and paper mill effluent extractives on aromatase CYP19a gene expression and sex steroid levels in juvenile triploid rainbow trout
Estrogenic and anti-estrogenic effects of wood extractives present in pulp and paper mill effluents on rainbow trout
Monitoring of the Environmental Effects of Pulp Mill Discharges in Chilean Rivers: Lessons Learned and Challenges
Patterns of fish community composition along a river affected by agricultural and urban disturbance in south-central Chile
PULP AND PAPER MILL EFFLUENT TREATMENTS HAVE DIFFERENTIAL ENDOCRINE-DISRUPTING EFFECTS ON RAINBOW TROUT
Basal and 3,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl-induced expression of cytochrome P450 1A, 1B and 1C genes in zebrafish
Analysis of CYP4501A1, PAHs metabolites in bile, and genotoxic damage in Oncorhynchus mykiss exposed to Biobio River sediments, Central Chile
Effects of pulp and paper mill discharges on caged rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss): Biomarker responses along a pollution gradient in the Biobio River, Chile
EROD activity and biliary fluorescence in Schroederichthys chilensis (Guichenot 1848): Biomarkers of PAH exposure in coastal environments of the South Pacific Ocean
EROD induction and PCDD/F levels in fish liver from the Biobio River in Chile
Reproductive, physiological, and biochemical responses in juvenile female rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) exposed to sediment from pulp and paper mill industrial discharge areas
Bioavailability of PAHs in the Biobio river (Chile): MFO activity and biliary fluorescence in juvenile Oncorhynchus mykiss

Proyecto (12)

Efecto del Cambio Climático en la Biodiversidad Costera
Desarrollo de Herramientas Biotecnológicas para el Monitoreo de Sistemas Marinos Sometidos a la Influencia de la Descarga de la Industria Desalinizadora.
Reproducción y crianza larval de la Anguila del Pacífico (Ophichthus remiger) para la obtención de post larvas (angulas), como producto de alto valor de comercialización.
TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL TRENDS ANALYSIS OF GENETIC/MOLECULAR AND INDIVIDUAL BIOMARKERS OF NORTHERN SCALLOP ARGOPECTEN PURPURATUS IN SAN JORGE BAY (ANTOFAGASTA). ADDRESSING POTENTIAL RISK OF BIOAVAILABLE METALS AND METALLOIDS
Temporal and spatial trends analysis of genetic/molecular and individual biomarkers of northern scallop Argopecten purpuratus in San Jorge Bay (Antofagasta). Addressing potential risk of bioavailable metals and metalloids.
Zebrafish como modelo biológico para la evaluación de efectos toxicológicos a nivel genético por exposición a contaminantes ambientales=> metales y metaloides en agua potable.
Evaluating the potential of effluents from pulp and paper mills from Canada, South America and New Zealand to affect fish reproduction.
Environmental risk assessment of endocrine disruptors compounds present in pulp and paper mill industries discharges into the Biobio River. 8th Región. Central Chile.
Environmental risk assessment of endocrine disruptors compounds presents in pulp and paper mill industries discharges into the Biobio River. 8th Región. Central Chile.
Effects of the pulp and paper mill effluents on fish in the Biobío River, Central Chile=> Use of reproductive, physiologic and biochemical biomarkers.
Use of Biomarkers to aquatic pollution assessment in Chile.
Use of Biomarkers to aquatic pollution assessment in Chile.
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Luis Orrego

Associate Professor / Asociate Researcher

Faculty of Marine Science and Biological Resources

University of Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

9
Ricardo Barra

Profesor Titular

Sistemas Acuáticos

Facultad de Ciencias Ambientales/Centro EULA Chile

Concepción, Chile

3
BARBARA INZUNZA

profesor asistente

Biología Celular

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

3
Gustavo Chiang

Profesor Asociado

Universidad Andrés Bello

Santiago, Chile

2
Rodrigo Orrego

Ayudante

Ciencias

Universidad de Arica

Santiago, Chile

2
Abed Burgos

Docente part-time

Facultad de Ciencias

Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción

Concepción, Chile

2
Ariel Valenzuela

Prof. Asistente

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCIÓN

Concepción, Chile

2
Gustavo Moraga

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Fisiología

Universidad De Concepción

Concepción, Chile

1
Cristina Dorador

PROFESSOR

Biotechnology

UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTOFAGASTA

ANTOFAGASTA, Chile

1
Oscar Parra

Profesor Emérito

Sistemas Acuáticos

Unversidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

1
Victor Hernandez

Associate Professor (and Vicedean Faculty)

Botany Department

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION, LABORATORIO DE QUÍMICA DE PRODUCTOS NATURALES

Concepcion, Chile

1
Winfred Espejo

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Suelos y Recursos Naturales

Universidad de Concepción

Chillan, Chile

1
Joseline Tapia

Profesora Asociada

Departamento de Ciencias Geológicas

Universidad Católica del Norte

Antofagasta, Chile