A molecular biology laboratory for research and conservation
The BIOMOL is focused on the application of genetic approaches to address research questions on population ecology, evolution, and conservation of vertebrates and invertebrates in Costa Rica. Our research has an emphasis on aquatic animals, particularly species of conservation and management concern such as sharks, rays, sea turtles and invertebrates.
In order to support and strengthen national and international regulations pertaining to...Learn More
BIOMOL Lab Coordinator
M.Sc. Mariana Elizondo Sancho
Mariana is the BIOMOL Lab coordinator and also professor of various courses in the Center for International Programs. Her main research focuses on population genetics of the critically endangered scalloped hammerhead shark. Contact her with questions about internships, service learning and how you can get involved in our ongoing research projects.