Mariel Víquez Cervilla

Mariel is currently pursuing her graduate studies in Microbiology and Clinical Chemistry. She also participates as an assistant in the research project "Microorganisms from Costa Rican Ecosystems to Improve Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells", where she study microorganisms from several key Costa Rican ecosystems with high exposure to UV radiation, in order to evaluate the presence of pigment-producing microorganisms and its potential application as pigments in third generation solar cells for electricity production. His areas of interest are mainly: environmental microbiology, molecular biology, genetics and bioinformatics.