María Herranz Matesanz
Profesor/a Ayudante Doctor/a

Centro

E.S. CC. Experimentales y Tecnología

Departamento

Biología y Geología, Física y Química Inorgánica

Área

Zoología
Información general
Información general
Presentación
  • I work in the field of marine biology focused on the systematics, morphology, and evolution of the microscopic invertebrates that inhabit benthic environments, known as meiofauna. I obtained my PhD at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) in 2014 (European PhD, extraordinary PhD prize). I have worked for 8,5 years at prominent international institutions: 4,5 as a postdoc at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, 2 as a Marie-Curie postdoc, and 2 as a Villum postdoc at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark.

    The meiofauna or meiobenthos is extremely diverse gathering representatives of most animal phyla, some are ancestrally small, and some others have experienced miniaturization to colonize the interstitial realm. My research expands across multiple animal phyla; however, one of my main study groups are the scalidophorans, which gather three of the ubiquitous but most understudied animal phyla (loriciferans, priapulids and kinorhynchs). My research contributes to fill a significant gap of knowledge and can be classified into 4 categories: (1) large-scale, exploratory studies in meiofauna, (2) phylogenetics, (3) morphology and evolution of organ systems, (4) discovery and description of marine biodiversity. 

    For my research I use taxonomical and morphological techniques including scanning electron microscopy (SEM), immunochemistry, confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and 3D rendering. I am also very experienced with DNA- and RNA-based molecular techniques and phylogenomic inference.

    For a full publication list see my ORCID page https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3020-6072






Méritos
Docencia y asignaturas impartidas en el curso actual
  • Grado

    PLAN ASIGNATURA
    (2123) DOBLE GRADO EN INGENIERIA AMBIENTAL Y ORGANIZACION INDUSTRIAL (MOSTOLES)BIOLOGIA (IA)
    (2108) DOBLE GRADO EN INGENIERIA DE LA ENERGIA E INGENIERIA AMBIENTAL (MOSTOLES)BIOLOGIA
    (2226) DOBLE GRADO EN INGENIERIA QUIMICA E INGENIERIA AMBIENTAL (MOSTOLES)BIOLOGIA
    (2026) GRADO EN BIOLOGIA (MOSTOLES) IBIODIVERSIDAD DE VERTEBRADOS
    (2026) GRADO EN BIOLOGIA (MOSTOLES) IZOOLOGIA
    (2317) GRADO EN BIOLOGIA (MOSTOLES) IIBIODIVERSIDAD DE VERTEBRADOS
    (2317) GRADO EN BIOLOGIA (MOSTOLES) IIZOOLOGIA
    (2365) GRADO EN BIOLOGIA (MOSTOLES) IIIZOOLOGIA
    (2106) GRADO EN CIENCIAS AMBIENTALES (MOSTOLES)BIOLOGIA II
    (2337) GRADO EN CIENCIAS AMBIENTALES (MOSTOLES)BIOLOGIA II
    (2337) GRADO EN CIENCIAS AMBIENTALES (MOSTOLES)GESTION DE ESPACIOS PROTEGIDOS Y VIDA SILVESTRE
    (2106) GRADO EN CIENCIAS AMBIENTALES (MOSTOLES)GESTION DE ESPACIOS PROTEGIDOS Y VIDA SILVESTRE
    (2119) GRADO EN CIENCIAS EXPERIMENTALES (MOSTOLES)BOTANICA Y ZOOLOGIA
    (2336) GRADO EN CIENCIAS EXPERIMENTALES (MOSTOLES)BOTANICA Y ZOOLOGIA
    (2107) GRADO EN INGENIERIA AMBIENTAL (MOSTOLES)BIOLOGIA
    (2343) GRADO EN RECURSOS HIDRICOS (MOSTOLES)RECUPERACION DE ECOSISTEMAS ACUATICOS DEGRADADOS
Códigos de investigador