Rodrigo García González

  • Graduate Student Instituto de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso Valparaíso Chile


I am currently on a six-month visit to the Levin Lab (EcLF) to expand my background in mathematical and computer simulation modeling and population and evolutionary dynamics experiments with bacteria and phage.  My PhD dissertation project is to develop procedures to use bacteriophage to control the Pseudomonas syringae infections, which are currently devastating the Kiwifruit crops in Chile and other countries.  In addition to working on elements of this project, whilst in the Levin Lab, I have been collaborating with Bruce Levin, Waqas Chaudhry and Brandon Berryhill on their studies of the population and evolutionary dynamics of bacteria and phage and the conditions under which lytic phage will select for and maintain CRISPR-Cas immunity.

For more information about my research in Chile and in the Levin Lab, write to me at rodegarciag@gmail.com.