Sara M. Rodríguez

Visiting Scholar
Byers Lab

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PHD – Marine Biology, Universidad Austral de Chile, 2017
Marine Biologist – Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción (UCSC) Chile, 2006

Areas of Expertise
  • Aquatic ecology/Watershed ecology
  • Infectious disease ecology
Honors, Awards, and Achievements

Postdoctoral Research # 3190348 (2019-2022)

Research Interests
  • Population Ecology
  • Community Ecology
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Marine Ecology
  • Disease Ecology
  • Parasitology
Selected Publications

Rodríguez S.M., Uribe J.C., et al. 2019. Widespread infection of the microsporidian Areospora rohanae, causal agent of the cottage cheese disease, in southern king crab populations across south Chilean Patagonia. Royal Society Open Science, 6: 190682, DOI:

Amin O.M., Rodríguez S.M. & Heckmann R.A. 2019. Morphological updates and molecular description of Heterosentis holospinus Amin, Heckmann, Ha, 2011 (Acanthocephala: Arhythmacanthidae) in the Pacific Ocean off Vietnam. Parasite 26, 73.

Lorenti, E., Rodríguez, S.M., Cremonte, F., D’ Elía, G. & Diaz, J.I. 2018 Life cycle of the acanthocephalan Profilicollis chasmagnathi (Holcman-Spector, Mañé-Garzón & Dei-Cas, 1977) in the Patagonian coast of Argentina: Morphological and molecular analyses. Journal of Parasitology, 104(5): 479–485.

Rodríguez, S.M. & Valdivia, N. 2017. Mesoscale spatiotemporal variability in a complex host-parasite system influenced by intermediate host body size. PeerJ, DOI: 10.7717/peerj.3675

Rodríguez, S.M., D’Elía, G. & Valdivia, N. 2017. The phylogeny and life cycle of two species of Profilicollis (Acanthocephala: Polymorphidae) in marine hosts off the Pacific coast of Chile. Journal of Helminthology, doi:10.1017 / S0022149X16000638.

Rodríguez, S.M., Diaz, J.I. & D’Elía, G. 2017. Morphological and molecular evidence on the existence of a single species of thorny-headed acanthocephalans of the genus Profilicollis inhabits the estuaries of the Atlantic and Pacific coast of southern South America. Systematic Parasitology, 94: 527–533.