Untitled.tiff_thumb90

Juan Diego Gaitán Espitia

Postdoctoral Fellow

CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Hobart, Australia

Líneas de Investigación


My interests are related to the ecophysiology of marine organisms, particularly adaptive evolution of physiological traits along environmental gradients, through the interaction of quantitative genetic (phenotypic level), and molecular (proteomics, transcriptomics, genomics) approaches. I am interested in understanding the potential and limitations of the organisms to respond to natural selection, particularly the trade-offs associated with allocation of energy in various functions.

Educación

  •  Biologo Marino, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. Colombia, 2004
  •  Master en Ciencias, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canarias. España, 2006
  •  Diploma, Universidad del Magdalena. Colombia, 2003
  •  Diploma, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Chile, 2003
  •  Doctor en Ciencias, Universidad Austral de Chile. Chile, 2012

Experiencia Académica

  •   Profesor adjunto Por horas

    Universidad del Magdalena

    Santa Marta, Colombia

    2005 - 2007

  •   Postdoctorado / Profesor adjunto Tiempo completo

    Universidad Austral de Chile

    Valdivia, Chile

    2012 - 2015

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Research Assistant

    Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano

    Bogota, Colombia

    2004 - 2005

  •   Postdoctoral Fellow Full Time

    CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

    Hobart, Australia

    2015 - A la fecha

  •   Postdoctoral Fellow Full Time

    Universidad Austral de Chile

    Valdivia, Chile

    2012 - 2015

  •   Lecturer Full Time

    Universidad del Magdalena

    Santa Marta, Colombia

    2005 - 2008

Formación de Capital Humano


During the last 3 years I have co-supervised a total of 2 Master students:

• 2016. Julian Quintero. Co-supervisor with Dr. Roberto Nespolo of the Master thesis: "Experimental adaptation: The role of sexuality in response to artificial selection in Saccharomyces cerevisiae" Magister in Genetics, Universidad Austral de Chile.
• 2014. Francisco Gomez. Co-supervisor with Dr. Marie Laure Guillemin of the Master thesis: “Evolution of plastid genomes in Rodophytha”. Magister in Genetics, Universidad Austral de Chile.



 

Article (33)

Gene expression profiling during the embryo-to-larva transition in the giant red sea urchin Mesocentrotus franciscanus
Geographical gradients in selection can reveal genetic constraints for evolutionary responses to ocean acidification
Spatial overlap of shark nursery areas and the salmon farming industry influences the trophic ecology of Squalus acanthias on the southern coast of Chile
Spatio-temporal environmental variation mediates geographical differences in phenotypic responses to ocean acidification
A phylogenetic analysis of macroevolutionary patterns in fermentative yeasts
Expression pattern of heat shock proteins during acute thermal stress in the Antarctic sea urchin, Sterechinus neumayeri
Functional insights into the testis transcriptome of the edible sea urchin Loxechinus albus
Mitochondrial genome architecture of the giant red sea urchin Mesocentrotus franciscanus (Strongylocentrotidae, Echinoida)
Mitogenomics of electric rays: evolutionary considerations within Torpediniformes (Batoidea; Chondrichthyes)
Mitogenomics of southern hemisphere blue mussels (Bivalvia: Pteriomorphia): Insights into the evolutionary characteristics of the Mytilus edulis complex
Physiological plasticity and local adaptation to elevated pCO 2 in calcareous algae: An ontogenetic and geographic approach
Characterization of the Antarctic sea urchin (Sterechinus neumayeri) transcriptome and mitogenome: a molecular resource for phylogenetics, ecophysiology and global change biology
Complete mitogenome of the edible sea urchin Loxechinus albus: genetic structure and comparative genomics within Echinozoa
Energy expenditure and body size are targets of natural selection across a wide geographic range, in a terrestrial invertebrate
Phylogenetic analysis of the complete mitogenome sequence of the raspberry weevil, Aegorhinus superciliosus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), supports monophyly of the tribe Aterpini
Evidence of reproductive cost in the triphasic life history of the red alga Gracilaria chilensis (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta)
Geographic variation in thermal physiological performance of the intertidal crab Petrolisthes violaceus along a latitudinal gradient
Impact of global warming at the range margins: phenotypic plasticity and behavioral thermoregulation will buffer an endemic amphibian
Interactive effects of elevated temperature and pCO(2) on early-life-history stages of the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera
Is there metabolic cold adaptation in terrestrial ectotherms? Exploring latitudinal compensation in the invasive snail Cornu aspersum
The quantitative genetics of physiological and morphological traits in an invasive terrestrial snail: additive vs. non-additive genetic variation
Cryogenic preservation of sperm from lane snapper (Lutjanus synagris): Testing the effects of extenders and freezing rates on sperm quality
Energy metabolism, heart rate and physiological differentiation in the pulmonate gastropod Cornu aspersum
Intraspecific variation in the metabolic scaling exponent in ectotherms: Testing the effect of latitudinal dine, ontogeny and transgenerational change in the land snail Cornu aspersum
Metabolism, Growth, and the Energetic Definition of Fitness: A Quantitative Genetic Study in the Land Snail Cornu aspersum
Mitochondrial phylogeography of the land snail Cornu aspersum: tracing population history and the impact of human-mediated invasion in austral South America
The Complete Mitochondrial Genome of the Land Snail Cornu aspersum (Helicidae: Mollusca): Intra-Specific Divergence of Protein-Coding Genes and Phylogenetic Considerations within Euthyneura
Variation in Thermal Sensitivity and Thermal Tolerances in an Invasive Species across a Climatic Gradient: Lessons from the Land Snail Cornu aspersum
Repeatability of energy metabolism and resistance to dehydration in the invasive slug Limax maximus
Exploring the functional association between physiological plasticity, climatic variability, and geographical latitude: lessons from land snails
Metabolic rates and primary productivity of the marine macroalgae Dictyopteris delicatula in Taganga Bay, Colombian Caribbean
Morphological abnormality in the longnose stingray Dasyatis guttata (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae) in the Colombian Caribbean
Presence of young blacktip sharks Carcharhinus limbatus (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) in the north area of the Tayrona ecoregion, Colombian Caribbean

Proyecto (5)

Applying evolutionary principles to infer climate adaptation in marine species: using a genomic approach
Effects of multiple global change stressors on natural populations of the Chilean edible sea urchin Loxechinus albus
Molecular basis of invasiveness success of the land snail Cornu aspersum: role of plasticity in the transcriptomic response to thermal stress
Potential evolutionary responses of marine invertebrates to ocean acidification
Latitudinal variation in the genetic architecture of the biological performance and gene expression of the land snail Helix aspersa
38
Juan Gaitán

Postdoctoral Fellow

Oceans and Atmosphere

CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Hobart, Australia

13
Roberto Nespolo

Titular Professor

Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Evolutivas

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

3
Leonardo Bacigalupe

Associate Professor

UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE

Valdivia, Chile

3
Leyla Cardenas

full professor

Instituto de ciencias ambientales y evolutivas

Universidad Austral de Chile

valdivia, Chile

2
Marco Lardies

DIRECTOR

CIENCIAS

UNIVERSIDAD ADOLFO IBAÑEZ

Santiago, Chile

1
Nelson Lagos

Director

Facultad de Ciencias

UNIVERSIDAD SANTO TOMÁS

Santiago, Chile

1
Marie-laure Guillemin

UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE

Valdivia, Chile

1
Jorge Gonzalez

Jefe de Departamento

Departamento Científico

INSTITUTO ANTÁRTICO CHILENO

Punta Arenas, Chile

1
Juan Opazo

Profesor Titular

Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Evolutivas

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile