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Cristian Villagra

  • Associate Professor
  • Instituto de Entomología, UMCE
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About

I received my PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, in Santiago Chile (2006). After this I moved to USC, South Carolina, USA to work with Dr. Robert Raguso until 2007. Then I returned to work with him at Cornell University until 2009. I'm interested in invertebrate behavioral development and ecological interactions. I'm inspired by the approaches that see organims as developmental systems that come in to being through dynamic processes, such as are proposed by the Autopoiesis and Natural Drift School of Though, started by Maturana and Varela, as well as in the Developmental System Theory by Susan Oyama.

Research interests

Recent publications

  • Pest Cockroaches May Overcome Environmental Restriction Due to Anthropization

    • Schapheer C
    • Sandoval G
    • Villagra C
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  • Stress in the Educational System as a Potential Source of Epigenetic Influences on Children’s Development and Behavior.

    • Frías-Lasserre D
    • Villagra C
    • Guerrero-Bosagna C
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Professional experience

Associate Professor

Instituto de Entomología, UMCE

January 2010 - Present

2007-2009 Postdoctoral Associate, Dr. Robert Raguso, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornel

Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.

August 2007 - August 2009(2 years)

Postdoctoral Associate, Dr. Mary T. Kalin, Ecology and Biodiversity Institute

Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

October 2008 - January 2009(3 months)

Postdoctoral Associate, Dr. Robert Raguso, Department of Biological Sciences, University of South C

Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA.

January 2006 - January 2007(a year)

Research Assistant

Instituto Milenio, Laboratorio de Química Ecológica, Universidad de Chile, Chile.

January 2001 - January 2002(a year)

Education

PhD. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Universidad de Chile

March 2001 - May 2006(5 years)

Groups

Co-authors (79)