Camilo Andrés Valdivieso Guerrero

Actual occupation: Lab assistant
Institution: Universidad de Chile
Research on: Genomic features of the Altiplano’s fauna.

Educational Background:

2005 – 2011. Engineering in Molecular Biotechnology, Universidad de Chile. Dissertation title: “Quantitative proteomics studies in Escherichia coli mutants lack in the enzymes related to the metabolism of inorganic polyphosphates”. Advisor: Francisco Chávez.

Research Interest: My research interests are the genomic features of fishes belonging to the Genus Orestias and the transcriptomic response to the local adaptation to temperature in the frog Rhinella spinulosa. I am also interested in the genomic of the annual fish Austrolebiascharrua.


Pastenes, L., Valdivieso, C., Del Pozo, T. & Méndez, M.A. 2016. The complete mitocondrial genome of the Chilean endemic frog Telmatobius chusmisensis Formas, Cuevas & Nuñez, 2006 (Anura: Telmatobiidae). Mitochondrial DNA part B: Resources. 144-5.

2017. Pastenes L., Valdivieso C., Di Genova A., Travisany D., Hart A., Montecino M., … Méndez, M. A. Global gene expression analysis provides insight into local adaptation to geothermal streams in tadpoles of the Andean toad Rhinella spinulosa. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 1966 (

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Awards and Associations: CGR (FONDAP, Center for Genome Regulation)

Further information: Music, football, trekking and camping.