Mirna Vázquez Rosas Landa

Mirna Vázquez Rosas Landa

Postdoctoral fellow

The University of Texas at Austin

About me

As a postdoctoral fellow at the Baker Lab, I study the uncultured microbes that live in the hydrothermal vents and other habitats like oil spills. The main questions that I am trying to answer are, who lives there? what do they eat to get energy? and, how they interact with each other?

My interest in bioinformatics and genomics took me to my first postdoc at the Genomics and transcriptomics lab at the INECOL. Where I used the pan-genome paradigm to design a method to identify a phytopathogenic fungus that was killing trees at the Mexican-US border.

I did my Ph.D. at the Ecology Institute at the UNAM in Mexico City. During this time, I studied the landscape genomics of a rare lineage of Vibrionaceae isolated from Cuatro Cienegas, looking for the genes that could explain the adaptation to this ultra-oligotrophic environment.

I enjoy teaching and sharing knowledge, and I love the R community. I start using R when I became part of the CDSB and Rladies community and then a co-organizer of RLadies Xalapa, a safe place for minorities to learn how to code.

  • Microbial ecology and evolution
  • Bioinformatics
  • Rladies
  • Hiking
  • Yoga
  • PhD Microbial ecology and evolution, 2017

    The National Autonomous University of Mexico

  • BSc in Biology, 2011

    The National Autonomous University of Mexico


Microbial ecology