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Patricia Valdespino
Postdoctoral researcher
Biosciences, Bioimaging (MBIB, LBNL)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Marine
  • Education and Outreach
  • Interdisciplinary
Biogeochemistry, geobiology
aquatic, environmental microbiology, extremophiles, biogeochemistry
  • Antarctic
Patricia Valdespino´s research is focused in biogeochemical fluxes and transformations from gene tto ecosystem scale, using diverse microbial assemblages as study subjects (recently, Antarctic microbial mats and bacterioplankton). 
  • Mentor Panels
    These panels are held at major international conferences and are coordinated by
    APECS members. Participation involves a 2-3 hour commitment on the day
    of the panel meeting.

  • Career Development Presentations
    Short presentations at conferences/workshops with a question/answer period.

  • One-on-One Mentoring
    Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including
    alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data
    management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.

  • Assisting with proposal development

  • Reviewing papers and posters

  • Helping to improve presentation and communication skills

  • In-person meetings/conferences/seminars
  • Email Exchange
  • American Geophysical Union
  • ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences
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