Javier Vargas Calle
PhD student at Department of Ecology and Genetics, Animal Ecology
Hello! I am Javier Edo Varg but you can call me Javi or Edo or Varg, and I love microbes! @.@
If you want to know more about me and my research, you can follow me on Instagram! @Javieredovarg There you can find pictures of my fieldwork, and my day by day as PhD student. you can also follow #VargPhD
Keywords: gut microbiota javier edo varg gut microbiome holobiont stres factors environmental pollutants
Javier Edo Varg completed his BSc in Microbiology and design as well as his MSc in Biological Sciences at Universidad de Los Andes. He is a PhD student candidate at Uppsala University with an interest in microbial ecology, host microbiology, biotechnology, and arctic and subarctic environments. Javier’s research has focused on host-microbiome analysis, host behavior, bioremediation, and biological control process.
The interaction between the host and its associated microbiota are keystones for understanding host dimensions such as health, behavior, and evolution. Different stress factors such as the ones released by anthropogenic activity have a stunning influence on the whole microbiota in all organisms. Previous studies have demonstrated that environmental chemicals and other resources of stress can induce vast changes in the gut microbiota composition of animals as well as impact host life-history traits. The research goal of our projects is focused on understanding the effects of different stress factors in the gut microbiota of different types of model organisms. The projects also explore the secondary effects of those stress factors as an environmental pollutant and how the microbial community changes can be shared between environment-organism and trophic chains.
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