Lory Santiago-Vázquez

Lory Z. Santiago-Vázquez, Ph.D.

Program Chair of Biotechnology, Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology,
College of Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3776
Email: santiago@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525-7


Duque-Alarcón A, Santiago-Vázquez LZ, Kerr RG. A microbial community analysis of the octocoral Eunicea fusca Accepted for publication in 2012.

Lopez JV, Ledger A,Santiago-Vázquez LZ, Pop M, Ranzer LK, Feldman RA, Kerr RG. Partial transcriptome profiles of soft corals via suppression subtractive hybridization PCR.Electronic Journal of Biotechnology (2011) 13(5): http://dx.doi.org/10.2225/vol14-issue1-fulltext-3 |

Santiago-Vázquez LZ, Brück TB, Brück WM, Duque-Alarcón AP, McCarthy PJ, Kerr RG. The diversity of the bacterial communities associated with the azooxanthellate deep water octocoral Cirrhipathes lutkeni. International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal (2007) 1: 654-659.

Brück TB, Brück WM, Santiago-Vázquez LZ, McCarthy P, Kerr RG. Diversity of the bacterial communities associated with the azooxanthellate deep water octocorals Leptogorgia minimata, Iciligorgia schrammi and Swiftia exertia. Marine Biotechnology (2007) 9(5): 561-576.

Santiago-Vázquez LZ, Newberger NC, Kerr RG. Cryopreservation of the dinoflagellate symbiont of the octocoral Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae as a source of the pseudopterosins. Marine Biology (2007) 152(3): 549-556.

Santiago-Vázquez LZ, Ranzer LK, Kerr RG. Comparison of two total RNA extraction protocols using the marine gorgonian coral Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae and its symbiont Symbiodinium sp. Electronic Journal of Biotechnology (2006), 9(5): 598-603.

Ross C, Santiago-Vázquez LZ, Paul V. Toxin secretion in response to oxidative stress and programmed cell death in the cyanobacteria Microcystis aeruginosa from the St. Lucie River, Florida. Aquatic Toxicology (2006), 78: 66-73.

Boehnlein JD, Santiago-Vázquez LZ, Kerr RG. Diterpene biosynthesis by the dinoflagellate symbiont of the Caribbean gorgonian Pseudopterogorgia bipinnata. Marine Ecology Progress Series (2005), 303: 105-111.

Courses (Current Academic Year)

BIOL 4523 Lab for Biotechnology
BIOL 4524 Eukaryotic Gene Expression Lab
BIOT 5235 Bacterial Taxonomy & Biotechnology Lab
BIOT 5433 Marine Biotechnology
BIOT 5530 Research Methods in Biotech
BIOT 5733 Bioinformatics
BIOT 5915 Coop Education
BIOT 6838 Research Project and Seminar

Research Projects

  • Biotechnology of marine natural products with anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activity
  • Microbial ecology of soft corals
  • Molecular markers of the stress response of corals