By day, I am a PhD student. I am interested in linking ecological and evolutionary processes driving biological communities (populations of different species living in the same site). To explore this issue, I conduct lab and field  experiments to understand how bacterial communities assemble on hosts (like you and me). Currently, I am working with the shore crab, Pachygrapsus transversusassociated        microbial communities in the Texas Coast (See Research)

By night, I play a variety of small guitars and write music as a tool to communicate science (in English y en Español, see Music and Science and  Otros/Others).  

(Ver el sitio en Español - En construcción).

Images: Photography by Catalina Cuellar-Gempeler
1. Hermit crab (Family Paguroidea) at the Texas State Aquarium. 
2. Fiddler crab (Uca thayeri).