ESTEFANIA PAREDES ROSENDO

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Assignation department
Ecoloxía e bioloxía animal
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FACULTADE DE CIENCIAS DO MAR - VIGO
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Área externa
CV summary
I hold a degree (2008) and PhD in Marine Sciences (2014) from the University of Vigo. My PhD
research was developed on the field of Cryobiology Cryopreservation of marine invertebrate
early-life stages: applications in marine water quality assessment and aquaculture 2014 . I was
recognized with "Premio extraordinario de doctorado 2014" and "Premio Real Academia de
Doctores de España 2015" for my PhD research. We developed a patent after successfully
cryopreserving early sea urchin embryos for the first time (patent application P201400536). I
moved overseas to the University of Tennessee, USA to work in Peter Mazur´s laboratory as a
Postdoc Research Associate for over 2 years. Peter Mazur is considered one of the fathers of
cryobiology and had 50 years of research experience on the field with around 200 published
manuscripts. I was hired by his NIH grant, I was in charge of lab management and research
development working on cryopreservation of model organisms like mice, zebrafish, yeast or
drosophila.
My main field of research is marine cryobiology: freezing, banking and thawing living
marine organisms, cells or tissues in the presence of cryoprotecting agents. This is a welldeveloped
technique for achieving long-term preservation and storage of biological material.
The preservation of marine cells and organisms is still an extremely novel line or research.
The aims of my research in cryopreservation are: to develop methods to preserve biological
material structurally and functionally as intact as possible for future use, applying all the
knowledge already available from other model organisms and the latest technology advances.
Looking for application in marine research, water quality assessment, biomedical, species
conservation, biodiversity conservation, stock management or aquaculture development.
UNESCO codes
Biological oceanography
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Research areas

Research group
Research lines
Cryobiology
cryopreservation
marine invertebrate
conservation and aquaculture
Keywords
Ecotoxicologia
invertebrados marinos
criopreservación
contaminación.

External profiles

ORCID ID
https://orcid.org/00
Scopus Author ID
35091486300

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