Angélica Arenas Rodríguez


ANGÉLICA ARENAS RODRÍGUEZ is a Colombian biologist, she received her Bachelor and Master of Biological Sciences from the Universidad del Tolima, Colombia. Her research was about phylogenetic relationships with flies (Cluster Drosophila martensis). Then she worked with ecophysiology and ecotoxicology; she was evaluating the effects of pH of acidic and basic substances, Glyphosate and Cosmoflux in embryos and tadpoles of Anura. Currently, she is ending her Ph.D. at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia with grant of COLCIENCIAS and ICETEX, Colombian government institutions. Her research primarily focuses on skeleton morphology of nine frog Colombian species (Hylidae, Leptodactylidae and Bufonidae family. She is analyzing ontogenetic data from ossification sequences in phylogeny. Angélica has had laboratory experience at Universidad del Tolima, Universidad de los Andes and Universidad Javeriana in Colombia; California Academy of Sciences and San Francisco State University in USA. She is interested in the systematics, ecology and natural history of amphibians in Colombia.

Anatomy & Physiology Biodiversity Evolutionary Studies

Work details

Ph D student

Pontifica Universidad Javeriana
August 2011
Study about heterochrony, anatomical description of skeleton and ossification sequences on anurans.

Bachelor - Biology

Universidad del Tolima
August 1994 - December 2001


Universidad de Los Andes
January 2002 - July 2002

Laboratory assistant

Universidad del Tolima
January 2003 - September 2005
Preparation activities in laboratory of biology, microbiology, genetic and evolution.

Assistant investigator and Master student

Universidad del Tolima
January 2010 - July 2011
Evaluation of effect of chemicals on embryos and tadpoles of Colombian anurans.

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