Mr Carlos Alberto Hernandez Orta


My PhD project is looking for understand the assembly mechanisms from the skin microbiome of amphibians and its functionality against an emerging pathogen. Mainly, I'm investigating the ecological interactions between bacteria from the skin microbiome and the genetics basis. Furthermore, I'm looking for the functionality of the microbiome from amphibians  that live in degraded environments.Finally, I'm looking for how the microbiome is assembling in a macro-scale (biogeography).

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  1. Hernández-Orta, C. A., Aguilar-Dorantes, K. M., Morales-Linares, J. & Bertolini, V. (2019). New records of Orchidaceae Juss. for the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Check List, 15(5): 827-832.

  2. Rebollar, E. A., Martínez-Ugalde, E., Orta, A. H. (2020). The amphibian skin microbiome and its protective role against chytridiomycosis. Herpetologica, 76(2): 167-177.

  3. Orta, A. H., Bush, S. J., Gutiérrez-Mariscal, M., Castro, S., Jaimes-Hoy, L., Grande, R., Vázquez, G., Gorostieta-Salas, Martínez-Pacheco, M., Díaz-Barba, K., Cornejo- Páramo, P., Sánchez, A., Székely, T., Urrutia, A. O. & Cortez, D. (2021). Rats exhibit age-relate mosaic loss of chromosome Y. Communications biology, 4: 1418.

  4. Trujillo, N., Martínez-Pacheco, M., Soldatini, C., Ancona, S., Young, R. C., Albores- Barajas, Y. V., Orta, A. H., Rodríguez, C., Székely T., Drummond, H., Urrutia, A. O. & Cortez, D. (2022). Lack of age-related mosaic loss of W chromosome in long- lived birds. Biology Letters, 18: 20210553.

Education / academic qualifications

  • MA (2021 - 2023)
  • (2016 - 2019)
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