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Daniel Medina Lopez

Postdoctoral Scholar: Becker Lab
Daniel Medina
Research

My broad research interest focuses on understanding the eco-evolutionary processes that shape and maintain diversity patterns. For my research I combine concepts and methods from disease, community and microbial ecology to understand host-pathogen dynamics. A central focus of my research aims to understand the mechanisms involved in the co-existence of amphibian populations with the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. My studies have focused on two different levels of interactions in host-pathogen dynamics: 1) host population level and at the 2) host-associated microbiome level. The ultimate goal of my research is to inform current and futures efforts for amphibian conservation, particularly in tropical regions.