Zambra Lopez

Actual occupation: PhD Student
Institution: Universidad de Chile
Research on: Phylogeography and phylogeny in parasites

Educational Background:

Academic degree of Bachelor in Marine Biology, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia (2009)

Professional degree in Marine Biology with Maximum Distinction, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia (December 2010)

Master’s degree in Ecology of Aquatic Systems at the University of Antofagasta, Antofagasta, (May 2014).

Research Interest: Evolutionary processes and how this affecting organisms and their commensals and/or parasites


Muñoz G., López Z. & Cárdenas L. 2013. Morphological and molecular analyses of larval trematodes in the intertidal bivalve Perumytilus purpuratus from central Chile. J. Helminthol., 87(3): 356-363. doi:10.1017/S0022149X12000429.

López Z., González M.T. & Cárdenas L. 2014. Metazoan symbionts of the yellow clam, Mesodesma donacium (Bivalvia) in southern Chile: geographical variations. J. Parasitol., 100(6): 797-804, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1645/13-301.1.

Muñoz G., Valdivia I. & López Z. 2014. The life cycle of Prosorhynchoides carvajali (Trematoda: Bucephalidae) involving species of bivalve and fish hosts in the intertidal zone of central Chile. J. Helminthol., 89: 584-592, doi:10.1017/S0022149X14000546.

López Z., Cárdenas L., Runil F. & González M.T. 2015. Contrasting definitive hosts as determinant of genetic structure in a parasite with complex life cycle along the South-eastern Pacific. Mol. Ecol., 24: 1060-1073. doi: 10.1111/mec.13080.

Muñoz G., Landaeta M., Palacios-Fuentes P., López Z. & González M.T. 2015. Parasite richness in fish larvae from the nearshore waters of central and northern Chile. Folia Parasitológica, 62:029. doi: 10.14411/fp.2015.029

Contact e-mail: zambralopez@gmail.com


Awards and Associations:

2011-2012       Scholarship “Liberation Payment Duty-Registration”, internal scholarship University of Antofagasta 100% free tariff Master in Ecology of Aquatic Systems for academic excellence.

2013                Awarded first place for the poster entitled “First report of the genus of adult Neobothriocephalus (Cestoda: Bothriocephalidea) parasitizing Sebastes oculatus in the coast of northern Chile” in the 2nd exhibition contest of scientific work “Spread Science 2013”, Universidad de Antofagasta, Antofagasta.

2015                Phd scholarships CONICYT in Chile, academic year 2015, Folio 21151192.

Further information: Parasite life cycle