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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.





Conservation of birds and sloths

Our institution collaborates with partners nationwide in a population genetics study focused...

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Genetic identification of species involved in the illegal trade

In order to support and strengthen national and international regulations pertaining to...

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Conservation genetics of marine species

At the BIOMOL laboratory, we are actively involved in various projects centered...

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BIOMOL Lab Coordinator

M.Sc. Juan Carlos Delgado

Juan Carlos Delgado is a biologist specializing in genetics and molecular biology, holding a Master of Science in Biology from the Universidad de Costa Rica. His research journey includes roles as an associate researcher at the Center for Research in Cellular and Molecular Biology (CIBCM), where he delves into cutting-edge topics in his field. Juan’s dedication to wildlife conservation is evident through his involvement in projects to protect¬†endangered species in Costa Rica, where he has contributed valuable insights into tapirs and small cat populations. Alongside his research, Juan has also served as an educator, teaching courses and leading workshops at the university level, showcasing his commitment to nurturing the next generation of scientists.

With a multifaceted educational background and extensive research experience, Juan Carlos Delgado continues to make significant contributions to the field of biology. His passion for genetics and conservation biology, combined with his dedication to education, exemplifies his role as a leader in scientific inquiry and advocacy for biodiversity conservation.