Andres Mauricio Caraballo Rodriguez

Andres Mauricio Caraballo Rodriguez, PhD

Andrés Mauricio Caraballo Rodríguez received his Ph.D. (2017) and a M.S. (2013) in Sciences from University of São Paulo (Brazil) for his work on natural products from microbial interactions of endophytes at the laboratory of Prof. Mônica T. Pupo. He received a M.S. in Biosciences and Law from Universidad Nacional de Colombia (2011) for his work related to access to genetic resources and benefit sharing. He received his B. Sc. in Pharmacy from the same institution in Colombia (2006). He is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at laboratory of Prof. Pieter Dorrestein, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - UCSD. His expertise areas include detection, isolation, and structural characterization of small molecules by using Mass Spectrometry and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. He is fascinated with understanding the role small molecules play in nature as they might be involved in driving animal and plant behavior. Therefore, at the Dorrestein lab he applies different approaches such as metabolomics and data visualization that lead to reveal the chemistry behind different living systems.