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Patricia Castillo-Briceno

Country of origin: Ecuador Currently in: Ecuador, Manta General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background


2010 Doctorate Other
2016 Master Agricultural Sciences
2007 Master Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

My research is focused on animal & environmental health in aquatic systems; using in silico and experimental approaches that integrate quantitative methods. Altogether in line with Climate Change, One-Health and Food Sovereignty contexts.

Publications resulting from Research: 

P Castillo-Briceno, L Kodjabachian. (2014) Xenopus embryonic epidermis as a mucociliary cellular ecosystem to assess the effect of sex hormones in a non-reproductive context. Frontiers in Zoology 11(1):9. doi:10.1186/1742-9994-11-9.
P Castillo-Briceno, S Águila-Martínez, S Liarte, A García Alcázar, J Meseguer, V Mulero, A García-Ayala. (2013) In situ forming microparticle implants for delivery of sex steroids in fish: Modulation of the immune response of gilthead seabream by testosterone. Steroids 78(1):26-33.
S Águila-Martínez, P Castillo-Briceno, M Sánchez, A García Alcázar, J Meseguer, V Mulero, A García-Ayala (2013) Specific and non-overlapping functions of testosterone and 11-ketotestosterone in the regulation of professional phagocyte responses in the teleost fish gilthead seabream. Mol Immunol. 53:218-26
P Castillo-Briceno, D Bihan, M Nilges, S Hamaia, J Meseguer, A García-Ayala, RW Farndale, V Mulero (2011) A role for specific collagen motifs during wound healing and inflammatory response of fibroblasts in the teleost fish gilthead seabream. Mol Immunol. 48(6-7):826-34.
P Castillo-Briceno, I Cabas, M Arizcun-Arizcun, J Meseguer, V Mulero, A García-Ayala (2011) Identification of an integrin beta 1 isoform with a restricted tissue expression in a teleost fish. Reprod Fertil Dev. 23(5):654-64.
P Castillo-Briceno, M Arizcun-Arizcun, J Meseguer, V Mulero, A García-Ayala (2010) Correlated Expression Profile of Extracellular Matrix-Related Molecules during the Inflammatory Response of the Teleost Fish Gilthead Seabream. Dev Comp Immunol. 34(10):1051-8.
P Castillo-Briceno, MP Sepulcre, E Chaves-Pozo, J Meseguer, A García-Ayala, V Mulero (2009) Collagen regulates the activation of professional phagocytes of the teleost fish gilthead seabream. Mol Immunol. 46:1409-15.
E Chaves-Pozo, P Castillo-Briceno, A García-Alcázar, J Meseguer, V Mulero, A García-Ayala. (2008) A role for matrix metalloproteinases in granulocyte infiltration and testicular remodelation in a seasonal breeding teleost. Mol Immunol. 45(10):2820-30.
P Castillo-Briceno, C Márquez, D Wiedenfeld, H Snell y A Jaramillo. (2004) El Niño - Southern Oscillation and health status of Galapagos marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus). Ecol apl. (ISSN 1726-2216) 3(1-2):92-7.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research Professor of Physiology. Faculty of Marine Sciences. ULEAM University - Universidad Laica Eloy Alfaro de Manabi. Ecuador. // Co-Director. Equatorial Biome & Ocean Acidification – EBIOAC Group. Ecuador. Subject: Impact of Ocean Acidification on ecosystems health and implications for food sovereignty. // Networking and participation in technical, research and internationa cooperation initiatives. // Collaborator in initiatives of science communication, transference of knowledge and arts-science-community interactions.


Global Ocean Acidification - Observing Network GOA-ON
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Oct 2017
Hidden No More: Empowering Women in STEM. International Visitor Leadership Program IVLP
Participation as Ecuador Nominee. International Exchange Fellowship for Women STEM leaders. United States.
EB Role

Elected EB Regional Member

EB Regional Member
Latin America & Caribbean 2021 to 2025

OWSD 6th General Assembly certificate: download

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