Dr. Jose M. Eirin-Lopez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University (Miami, FL). He is also an affiliated Faculty in the Marine Education and Research Initiative at the Institute of Water and Environment, as well as in the CREST Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment at this institution. Since 2007 he is the Principal Investigator at the Chromevol Research Group. His research aims to make fundamental contributions to the study of marine environmental epigenetics using molecular, ecological and toxicological approaches.
Skills & interests
Dr. Eirin-Lopez earned his M.S. (Genetics, 2001) and Ph.D. (Biology, 2005) degrees at the University of A Coruna working on multigene family evolution theory. In 2005 he moved to the University of Victoria (Canada) to pursue postdoctoral training on chromatin structure and epigenetics under the supervision of Dr. J. Ausio.
After his graduation, Dr. Eirin-Lopez spent 3 years working as postdoctoral researcher at the University of Victoria (Canada, 2005-2008) before moving to an Assistant Professor position in Spain (2009-2013). He joined the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University (FIU) in August, 2013.
Honors & awards
The work by Dr. Eirin-Lopez has been recognized with multiple national and international awards, most notably a Marie Curie Fellowship (European Union, 2007), a Ramon y Cajal Fellowship (Spanish Government, 2009) and the Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Spanish Society of Evolutionary Biology (2011).