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La Monarca
UC MEXUS-CONACYT Doctoral Fellowship Newsletter
ADRIANA LUCÍA ROMERO OLIVARES
UC MEXUS
35 years
Fall 2016
Volume 4
MIGUEL ÁNGEL LASTRAS MONTAÑO
UC Irvine 5th year doctoral candidate
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Advisor: Kathleen Treseder
Master’s degree: UABC Ensenada - CICESE
Bachelor’s degree: Universidad Autónoma de Baja
California - Ensenada
Lucía Romero Olivares’ path through
A driana
academia has taken her from some of the hottest
places on Earth to some of the coldest, from her
hometown in Sonora, Mexico to the edge of the Alaskan
forest. Her quest: searching for some of the most
important yet underappreciated organisms on the planet.
It turns out that these stealthy decomposers are a
massively underappreciated link in the global carbon
cycle, and comparing fungi living at the extremes of
their tolerances can yield important insights into the
response of ecosystems to climate change. Adriana’s
dissertation research focuses on the consequences of
ignoring fungi for models of global climate change.
UC Santa Barbara 7th year doctoral candidate
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Advisor: Kwang-Ting “Tim” Cheng
Bachelor’s & master’s degrees:
Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
L
i ke many of us, Miguel Lastras Montaño spends
his day in front of a computer. His computers,
however, look very different than ours, and he’s not
scrolling endlessly on the internet. He’s deep into the
inner workings of the machines themselves, deeper
even than the developers who write the code for the
programs and apps we use. Miguel is looking inside the
actual microchips between the layers of semiconductors
and metals, trying to design a better mousetrap. And
he thinks he has found a revolutionary solution.
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