Cecilia Alonso was born in Minas, Uruguay, in 1974. She received her B.S. degree in biological sciences and her M.A. degree in biotechnology from the Faculty of Sciences in Uruguay, in 1999 and 2001, respectively. Between 2002 and 2005, she completed her Ph.D. studies at the International School for Marine Microbiology, the Max Planck Institute, Bremen, Germany. After a one-year postdoctoral period at the University of Zurich, she returned to Uruguay to start her own line of research. Currently, she works as an Associate Professor at the Universidad de la República. Her main interests are the response of bacterial communities to environmental transitions, like those found in estuarine systems, the changes in diversity, ecophysiology, and trophic relations within the bacterial communities facing these transitions.
Biography Updated on 6 March 2011