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Angélica Cibrián Jaramillo CV

Angélica Cibrián Jaramillo CV

Angélica Cibrián Jaramillo CV



PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 01/07; MPhil in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 02/05; Certificate in Environmental Policy 02/05


Bachelor of Science in Biology, graduated with Honors, 1999

Areas of expertise

Population genetics, phylogenomics, transcriptomics, tropical forests, palms and cycads.

Research experience

From Sep 2011 - Assistant Professor, LANGEBIO, CINVESTAV, Mexico, Ecological Genomics.

2010-present –Assistant Research Scientist/Project Coordinator NSF #0922738, New York University. Phylogenomics.

2007-present- Botanical Research Fellow, Montgomery Botanical Center. Conservation genetics.

2009-2010 – Invited postdoctoral fellow, OEB/Harvard Medical School, Harvard University. Genetics of plant-insect interaction.

2007-2009 – Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Postdoctoral Fellow at The New York Botanical Garden & American Museum of Natural History. Population genetics.

Representative publications

1. Lee EK*, Cibrián- Jaramillo A*, Kolokotronis SO*, Katari MS, Stamatakis A, Ott M, Chiu JC, Little DP, Stevenson DW, McCombie RW, Martienssen RA, Coruzzi GM, DeSalle R. Functional Phylogenomics of the Seed Plants. Plos Genetics. In press. *Equal contribution.

2. Cibrián-Jaramillo A, Hird, A., Meerow, A. Francisco-Ortega, J., Griffith, P. The use of genetic tools to manage and conserve living plant collections. Botanical Review. Accepted.

3. Cibrián-Jaramillo A, Marler, T. 2011. Novel tools for an old lineage: population genomics for cycads. Communicative & Integrative Biology. 4:4,466-468.

4. Terry I, Tang W, Taylor A, Donaldson J, Singh R, Vovides A, Cibrián-Jaramillo A. 2011. An overview of cycad pollination studies (Cycad insect pollination from a genetics perspective). Proceedings of Cycad2008: The International Conference on Cycad Biology, The New York Botanical Garden Press. In press.

5. Engstand R, Cibrian-Tovar J, Cibrián-Jaramillo A*, Kolokotronis SO*. Genetic variation in avocado stem weevils Copturus aguacatae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Mexico. Mitochondrial DNA. 21(S1):38-43 *Contacting authors.

6. Cibrián-Jaramillo A. Genética de la conservación de la palma de sotobosque Chamaedorea ernesti-augustii. In: Avances y Perspectivas en la Investigación de bosques tropicales y sus alrededores: Los Tuxtlas. (ed. Victor Reynoso Rosales) Editorial UNAM, Mexico. In press.

7. Cibrián-Jaramillo A*, DeSalle R, Brenner E, Daly D, Marler T. When North and South don\\\\'t mix: genetic connectivity of a recently endangered oceanic cycad, Cycas micronesica, in Guam using EST-microsatellites. Molecular Ecology: 19, 2364-2379. *Contacting author. Journal cover. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100713132258.htm (& nine others).

8. Cibrián-Jaramillo A*, De la Torre-Bárcena JE, Lee EK, Brenner ED, Katari MS, Stevenson DW, Martienssen R, Coruzzi GM, DeSalle R. (2010) Using Phylogenomic Patterns and Gene Ontology to Identify Proteins of Importance in Plant Evolution. Genome Biology and Evolution 2:225 doi:10.1093/gbe/evq012. *Contacting author.

9. Cibrián-Jaramillo A, Martienssen R. (2010) Darwin’s “abominable mystery”: the role of RNA interference in the evolution of flowering plants. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. Volume LXXIV doi:10.1101/sqb.2009.74.051 pp267-273.

10. Cibrián-Jaramillo A*, Bacon CD, Garwood NC, Bateman RM, Thomas MM, Russell S, Bailey CD, Hahn WJ, Bridgewater SG, DeSalle R. (2009) Population genetics of the understory palm Chamaedorea ernesti-augustii in Belize: contemporary and historical barriers to gene flow. BMC Genetics 10:65. *Contacting author. Highly accessed.

11. Cibrián-Jaramillo A*, Marler T, DeSalle R. (2008) Development of EST-microsatellites from the cycad Cycas rumphii, and their use in the recently endangered Cycas micronesica. Conservation Genetics 9:1051-1054. *Contacting author.

12. Cibrián-Jaramillo A*, Hahn WJ, DeSalle R. (2008) Development of microsatellite markers of the Mexican understory palm Chamaedorea elegans, cross-species genotyping, and amplification in congeners. Molecular Ecology Notes 8(2):322-324. *Contacting author.

13. Hodgkin T, Rao VR, Cibrián-Jaramillo A, Gaiji S. (2003) The use of ex situ conserved plant genetic resources. Plant Genetic Resources 1(1):19-29. Most-cited in journal.

Awards and Fellowships

2011 - Plant Biology Postdoctoral Travel Award, PennState

2011 - Kelly Botanical Research Fellow, Montgomery Botanical Center

2010 - Postdoctoral Award, Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution

2007-2010 Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Fellowship for Molecular Systematics and Genomics (AMNH/NYBG)

2009 - Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund, New York University (to H. Ma, PI: A. Cibrian)

2008 - Montgomery Botanical Center Exploration Grant for American fieldwork

2005 - International Palm Society Field Award

2002-2006 - Fellowship for Doctoral Studies, Columbia University.

2001-2004 – Fulbright-Garcia Robles PhD Scholarship

2001-2004 - CONACyT PhD Scholarship

1994-1999 - Academia Mexicana de Ciencias REU at Cinvestav; UNAM Fellowship for Academic Excellence; TELMEX scholarship for undergraduate studies.


Teacher, Evolutionary Genetics, NSF High School Science Program, American Museum of Natural History.

Teaching Assistant, Ethnobotany, graduate course.

Teaching Assistant, Summer Ecosystem Experience for Undergraduates course, Dominican Republic.

Teaching Assistant, Biological Systematics, graduate course.

Teaching Assistant, Population Genetics, graduate course.

Mentor to two undergraduate students from Columbia University; Mentor to six undergraduate students from New York University and The College of New Jersey, USA; Mentor to four high-school students (two in the NSF High School Science Program). Mentor to two High School Students (SIEMENS finalist).

Scientific Outreach and Service

Review Editor for: Frontiers in Genetics

Invited Editor for: Botanical Review

Reviewer for the following journals: Annals of Botany; Australian Journal of Botany; Botanical Review; Conservation Genetics; Plant Science; Molecular Biology and Evolution; Molecular Ecology; Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

Over 20 invited talks between 2008-2011 in national and international meetings. Most recent: Montgomery Botanical Center, USA March 8, 2011. http://www.montgomerybotanical.org/Pages/Current.htm; Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution, France. 4-8 July, 2010; NextGeneration Sequencing: Transformative Technology for Biodiversity Science Symposium. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, USA April 18-19, 2011; 18th Penn State Plant Biology Symposium, USA. 18-21 May, 2011; American Genetic Association, Mexico. 23-25 July, 2011.

Organizer of the genetics symposium “DNA y conservación en América Latina¨ - Congreso Latinoamericano de Botánica, La Serena, Chile. Chief editor of proceedings (in Botanical Review).

Scientific interviewer, LXXIV Symposium on Quantitative Biology “Evolution: the Molecular Landscape”, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, NY, USA.

Area Leader for Mexico and Central America, IUCN Palm Specialist Group.

Author, Biogeography Educational Module, Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History.

Reviewer, Marine Biology and Conservation Genetics module, Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History.

Project leader , “Atacama Desert: a local policy for a global opportunity”, NGO RIDES, Chile, part of proposal for the United Nations Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

Project leader, “Agriculture and Biodiversity” and contributor, “Biodiversity and Human Conflict”, Biodiversity Task Force, United Nations.

Environmental Policy, Bioversity International (IPGRI), Rome, Italy.

Member of the following societies: 2009- present – Cambridge Entomological Society; 2010 - present - Red Latinoamericana de Botánica; 2010 - present - Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution; 2008 - present - IUCN Cycad Specialist Group; 2006-present - IUCN Palm Specialist Group, Area Leader for Mexico and Central America; 2007-present - Botanical Society of America; 2005-2006 - New York Academy of Sciences; 2004-2006 - Earth Institute Advisory Council, Columbia University; 2001-2007 - E3B Graduate Student Council, Columbia University; 1999-2005 - Society for Conservation Biology; 1999-2006 - Botanical Society of Mexico and Latin America.

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