At the BIOMOL laboratory, we are actively involved in various projects centered around the population genetics of endangered elasmobranchs (sharks and rays) and commercially significant teleost fish. These initiatives are crucial for understanding these species' genetic diversity and dynamics, which are vital to their conservation and sustainable management.
One of our core strengths lies in fostering collaborative efforts with esteemed researchers from other Central American countries, including Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, and Panama. By joining forces with our regional counterparts, we enhance the scope and impact of our research, creating a comprehensive and united approach to address conservation challenges and promote responsible fisheries practices.
Through these cross-border collaborations, we strive to contribute to preserving marine biodiversity, the protection of endangered species, and promoting sustainable fishing practices across the Central American region. Our dedication to scientific excellence and collaborative partnerships drives our commitment to safeguarding the rich marine ecosystems critical to local communities and global ecological health.
If your undergraduate and graduate students want to collaborate, we are happy to receive them. We are also grateful for any research funding support that may be available.