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Luis Castañeda

Assistant Professor

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Role of physiological mechanisms in the adaptation to climate change. Role of the gut microbiota as a non-genetic source of phenotypic variation. Experimental evolution and adaptive responses to global warming.

Educación

  •  BSc in Biological Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Chile, 2003
  •  PhD in Sciences in Systematics and Ecology, Universidad Austral de Chile. Chile, 2008

Experiencia Académica

  •   FONDECYT Postdoctoral researcher Full Time

    Universidad Austral de Chile

    Ciencias

    Valdivia, Chile

    2008 - 2010

  •   Juan de la Cierva researcher Full Time

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

    Biociències

    Bellaterra (Barcelona), España

    2010 - 2013

  •   Postdoctoral researcher Full Time

    Instituto de Ecología y Biodiversidad

    Valdivia, Chile

    2013 - 2016

  •   Adjunct Professor Other

    Universidad Austral de Chile

    Ciencias

    Valdivia, Chile

    2016 - 2018

  •   Assistant Professor Full Time

    Universidad de Chile

    Medicina

    Santiago, Chile

    2018 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Vice-president Part Time

    Chilean Society of Evolution

    Chile

    2020 - 2022

  •   Reviewing editor Other

    Journal of Evolutionary Biology

    Suiza

    2019 - 2021

  •   Review editor Other

    Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

    Suiza

    2019 - A la fecha

  •   President Part Time

    Chilean Society of Evolution

    Chile

    2022 - A la fecha

Formación de Capital Humano


Graduate thesis supervision
Andres Mesas. PhD in Ecology and Evolution, Universidad Austral de Chile (2018).
Daniela Sepulveda. PhD in Agronomic Sciences, Universidad de Talca (2022).
Angélica Jaramillo. Master in Sciences in Genetics, Universidad Austral de Chile (2018).
Juan Soto. Master in Genetics, Universidad de Chile (2022).

Graduate research units
Claudia Zamora (2019). Master in Genetics, Universidad de Chile.
Rocío Estragues (2020). Master in Genetics, Universidad de Chile.
Juan Soto (2020). Master in Genetics, Universidad de Chile.
Francisco Pinilla (2022). Master in Genetics, Universidad de Chile.

Graduate thesis committee
Joceline Barrios (2014). PhD in Agronomic Sciences, Universidad de Talca.
Francisco Gómez (2015). Master in Sciences in Genetics, Universidad Austral de Chile.
Julián Quinteros (2016). Master in Sciences in Genetics, Universidad Austral de Chile.
Daniela Sepúlveda (2016). Master in Sciences in Genetics, Universidad Austral de Chile.
Cesar Marín (2018). PhD in Ecology and Evolution, Universidad Austral de Chile.
Ronie Haro (2017). Master in Sciences in Genetics, Universidad Austral de Chile.
Catalina Manzi (2019). Master in Sciences in Genetics, Universidad Austral de Chile.
Carolina Contreras (i. 2019). PhD in Sciences in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Universidad de Chile.
Valentina Muñoz (i. 2019). Master in Biological Sciences, Universidad de Chile.
Constanza Schapheer (2022). PhD in Forestry, Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Universidad de Chile.
Matías Troncoso (2020). Master in Applied Ecology, Universidad de Talca.
Noemi Candia (2020). Master in Genetics, Universidad de Chile.
Claudia Zamora (2021). Master in Genetics, Universidad de Chile.
Jonathan Vergara (i. 2021). hD in Ecology and Evolution, Universidad Austral de Chile.
Rocío Estragues (i. 2021). Master in Genetics, Universidad de Chile.
Sofía Montaner (2021). Master in Genetics, Universidad de Chile.

Undergraduate thesis supervision
Rodrigo Ojeda. Agricultural Engineer, Universidad Austral de Chile (2010).

Undergraduate research units
Pablo Valenzuela (2021). Environmental Biology, Universidad de Chile.
Joshua Briones (2021). Biotechnology Engineer, Universidad de Chile.
Catalina Baudoin (2023). Environmental Biology, Universidad de Chile.


Difusión y Transferencia


Talk “Global change and adaptation”. Primary school Padre Carlos of Malalhue. Program “1000 Scientists, 1000 Classrooms” (2014).
Talk “Global change and adaptation”. Secondary school San Sebastián of Panguipulli. Program “1000 Scientists, 1000 Classrooms” (2014).
Scientific advisor for the Program "Culture in Science, Technology, and Innovation (CTI)". EXPLORA (2016).
TV report in Chilevisión News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKwOI-D4Gao&feature=youtu.be
TV interview in TV Mega+ Vanguardia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0zdkcrkdxo&feature=youtu.be
Press report in El Mostrador https://www.elmostrador.cl/cultura/2019/05/28/reveladora-investigacion-chilena-revela-como-insectos-evolucionan-ante-el-cambio-climatico/
Radio interview in Pauta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VuveLbWbfM&feature=youtu.be
Press report in EXPLORA https://www.explora.cl/blog/una-mosca-contra-el-cambio-climatico/


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Best Graduate Student

    UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE

    Chile, 2009

    Prize to the best graduate student 2009 from the PhD in Sciences mention Systematics and Ecology, Faculty of Sciences, Universidad Austral de Chile.

  •   Prize to the Best Doctoral Thesis (honorific mention)

    ACADEMIA CHILENA DE CIENCIAS

    Chile, 2009

    Prize to the Best Doctoral Thesis (honorific mention) awarded by the Chilean Academy of Science

  •   Evolutionary and Ecological Physiology Award

    Society of Experimental Biology

    Reino Unido, 2010

    Award for the best presentation in the Annual Meeting of the Society of Experimental Biology (Prague, Czech Republic).


 

Article (42)

Evaluation of limited-sampling strategies to calculate AUC(0–24) and the role of CYP3A5 in Chilean pediatric kidney recipients using extended-release tacrolimus
Evolutionary responses of energy metabolism, development, and reproduction to artificial selection for increasing heat tolerance in Drosophila subobscura
CYP3A5 and UGT1A9 Polymorphisms Influence Immunosuppressive Therapy in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients
Developmental dysplasia of the hip screening programme in Chile
Effects of CYP3A4, CYP3A5, MDR1 and POR genetic polymorphisms in immunosuppressive treatments in Chilean kidney transplanted patients
Experimental evolution on heat tolerance and thermal performance curves under contrasting thermal selection in Drosophila subobscura
Gut Microbiota of Drosophila subobscura Contributes to Its Heat Tolerance and Is Sensitive to Transient Thermal Stress
Phenotypic plasticity of clonal populations of the freshwater jellyfish Craspedacusta sowerbii (Lankester, 1880) in Southern Hemisphere lakes (Chile) and the potential role of the zooplankton diet
Spatial and Temporal Variation in the Aphid-Parasitoid Interaction under Different Climates
Assessing the effects of human activities on the foraging opportunities of migratory shorebirds in Austral high-latitude bays
Evolutionary potential of thermal preference and heat tolerance in Drosophila subobscura
Oxidative status and metabolic profile in a long-lived bird preparing for extreme endurance migration
Shared and unique features of bacterial communities in native forest and vineyard phyllosphere
Effects of agricultural management on phyllosphere fungal diversity in vineyards and the association with adjacent native forests
Is microbial terroir related to geographic distance between vineyards?
Metagenomic analysis exploring taxonomic and functional diversity of soil microbial communities in Chilean vineyards and surrounding native forests
Introduced Drosophila subobscura populations perform better than native populations during an oviposition choice task due to increased fecundity but similar learning ability
Comparison of soil microbial communities inhabiting vineyards and native sclerophyllous forests in central Chile
Heat tolerance in Drosophila subobscura along a latitudinal gradient: Contrasting patterns between plastic and genetic responses
Tolerance landscapes in thermal ecology
Phenotypic and Genetic Effects of Contrasting Ethanol Environments on Physiological and Developmental Traits in Drosophila melanogaster
Vanishing Chromosomal Inversion Clines in Drosophila subobscura from Chile: Is Behavioral Thermoregulation to Blame?
Hsp70 protein levels and thermotolerance in Drosophila subobscura: a reassessment of the thermal co-adaptation hypothesis
Keeping pace with climate change: what is wrong with the evolutionary potential of upper thermal limits?
Measurement error in heat tolerance assays
Effects of shape variations on the energy metabolism of the sand cricket Gryllus firmus: a geometric morphometric analysis
Evaluating reproductive fitness and metabolic costs for insecticide resistance in Myzus persicae from Chile
Making sense of heat tolerance estimates in ectotherms: lessons from Drosophila
Do insect pests perform better on highly defended plants? Costs and benefits of induced detoxification defences in the aphid Sitobion avenae
Effects of wing polyphenism, aphid genotype and host plant chemistry on energy metabolism of the grain aphid, Sitobion avenae
Physiological approach to explain the ecological success of 'superclones' in aphids: Interplay between detoxification enzymes, metabolism and fitness
Variation and covariation of life history traits in aphids are related to infection with the facultative bacterial endosymbiont Hamiltonella defensa
Energetic costs of detoxification systems in herbivores feeding on chemically defended host plants: a correlational study in the grain aphid, Sitobion avenae
GENOTYPIC VARIATION AND THE ROLE OF DEFENSIVE ENDOSYMBIONTS IN AN ALL-PARTHENOGENETIC HOST-PARASITOID INTERACTION
Short-term thermoregulatory adjustments in a South American anseriform, the black-necked swan (Cygnus melanocoryphus)
Cyclic gas-exchange in the Chilean red cricket: inter-individual variation and thermal dependence
Quantitative genetic variation of metabolism in the nymphs of the sand cricket, Gryllus firmus, inferred from an analysis of inbred-lines
Digestive plasticity in tadpoles of the Chilean giant frog (Caudiverbera caudiverbera): Factorial effects of diet and temperature
Dissecting the variance-covariance structure in insect physiology: The multivariate association between metabolism and morphology in the nymphs of the sand cricket (Gryllus firmus)
Interpopulational variation in recovery time from chill coma along a geographic gradient: A study in the common woodlouse, Porcellio laevis
The effect of fasting on activity and resting metabolism in the sand cricket, Gryllus firmus: a multivariate approach
Adaptive latitudinal shifts in the thermal physiology of a terrestrial isopod

EditorialMaterial (1)

The role of quantitative genetic studies in animal physiological ecology

Proyecto (12)

OPTIMIZATION OF THE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF PESTS OF ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE IN FRUIT TREES AND VINEYARDS IN A CONTEXT OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND WATER SCARCITY
Pest aphids and drought: can bacteria enhance the fitness of Sitobion avenae under water-stress, and what are their implications for biological control?
Balancing the costs of infection and immune response in a trans-hemispheric host: are long-distance migrants potential spreaders of emerging pathogens
Biodiversity monitoring and detection of cryptic species in the Cruces River wetland using environmental DNA
The role of gut microbiota on plasticity and evolutionary responses of stress resistance traits in Drosophila
Forecasting the impact of climate change in Chilean drosophilids=> physiological, ecological and evolutionary responses
Functional symbiosis as tool for pest control in cereal crops
EVOLUTIONARY ADAPTATION TO EXTREME ENVIRONMENTAL TEMPERATURES=> DIRECT AND CORRELATED RESPONSES OF ARTIFICIAL SELECTION ON HEAT TOLERANCE
Comparative thermal biology in Drosophila subobscura along two latitudinal gradients
Grup de Biologia Evolutiva (GEB)
EFFECTS OF GEOGRAPHIC DIVERGENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ETHANOL ON THE G-MATRIX OF MORPHOLOGICAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL AND LIFE-HISTORY TRAITS IN DROSOPHILA SUBOBSCURA.
Fitness costs in the insect-plant interaction: potentialities and constraints to the adaptive evolution
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Luis Castañeda

Assistant Professor

Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

29
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
Pablo Sabat

Full Professor

Ciencias Ecologicas

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

SANTIAGO, Chile

3
Olga Barbosa

Profesora Asociada

Ciencias Ambientales y Evolutivas

UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE

Valdivia, Chile

2
August Niemeyer

Full professor

Departamento de Ciencias Ecologicas

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Claudio Verdugo

Academico

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

2
Francisco Bozinovic

Full professor

Ecology

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Marco Lardies

DIRECTOR

CIENCIAS

UNIVERSIDAD ADOLFO IBAÑEZ

Santiago, Chile

1
Pablo Cortes

Profesor asistente

Escuela de Agronomía

Universidad Mayor

Santaigo, Chile

1
Marlene Manzano

Coordinador de Investigacion

Universidad Mayor

Santiago, Chile

1
Andrea Silva

Executive Director

Vicerrectoría de Investigación

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

1
Isaac Peña

Investigador /funcionario

Biología

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Paola Krall

Profesor Auxiliar

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

1
Mauricio Farfán

Profesor Asociado

Departamento de Pediatria y Cirugia Infantil, Hospital Dr. Luis Calvo Mackenna, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile

Universidad de Chile

Providencia, Chile

1
Jorge Morales

Jefe de Farmacia y Servicios Farmaceuticos

Subdirección Médica

Hospital Dr. Luis Calvo Mackenna

Santiago, Chile

1
Daniela Sepúlveda

Asistente de investigación

Instituto de Ciencias biológicas

Universidad de Talca

Talca, Chile

1
Roger Sepúlveda

Director

Ecología y Genética Ambiental SpA

CONCEPCIÓN, Chile

1
Alfredo Figueroa

Profesor Titular

Universidad de Talca

Talca, Chile