Dates present in Davis: June 2013 - December 2017
Degree(s) from Davis: PhD. Horticulture and Agronomy (2017)
Area of specialization: Plant physiology, water relations and Plant biophysics.
Bachelor's degree or professional title: Agricultural Engineer, MSc.
Institution of bachelor's or professional degree: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso
Broadly, I'm interested in plant biophysics and physiology. My current work focuses on how drought affects water transport through grapevine roots. Specifically, I´m studying changes in anatomy and embolism formation triggered by drought stress. Another part of my research is focused on biophysics of embolism repair in woody roots.
En general, estoy interesado en biofísica y fisiología vegetal. Mi trabajo actual se enfoca en delucidar como la sequía afecta el transporte de agua a través de raíces de vid. Especificamente, estoy estudiando cambios en la anatomía y formación de embolismo provocados por estrés hídrico. Otra parte de mi investigación se centra en entender la biofísica de la reparación de embolismo en raices leñosas.
Honors and organizations:
Katherine Esau Graduate Fellowship. Awarded to the PhD student whose dissertation research indicates exceptional promise for elucidating an understanding of plant structure as it relates to tissue-, organ- and/or organism-level development, evolution and/or function. (2016)
David E. Gallo Award. Viticulture. (2016)
Horace O. Lanza Scholarship. Viticulture. (2016)
Henry A. Jastro Scholarship Award. Awarded to outstanding graduate students in recognition of their potential to carry out research projects related to the missions of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. (2016)
Becas Chile Fellowship. To pursue PhD studies at UC Davis, Education Ministry, Chile. (2013)
Labrador award, awarded by the Faculty of the School of Agronomy (PUCV) to the graduate that has proven to be a leader among his peers and whose work has focused on service to the university. (2010)