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Maria Christina Vasquez - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Maria Christina Vasquez

Associate Professor of Biology | Loyola Marymount University


Seaver College of Science and Engineering


Professor Christina Vasquez received her B.S. in Animal Science from UC Davis in 2006, her M.S. in Biology from California State University, Northridge in 2009 and her Ph.D. in Animal Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Florida in 2013. She was awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology for Broadening Participation in 2014, which she completed at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo working with Dr. Lars Tomanek in the Environmental Proteomics Laboratory. Her research interests focus on investigating the effects of multiple environmental stressors on marine invertebrate physiology by integrating whole organism physiology with molecular, field, and ecological approaches to predict effects of climate change on marine communities. She also served as adjunct faculty at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, teaching both undergraduate and graduate physiology and scientific writing courses.

Education (4)

UC Davis: B.S., Animal Science 2006

University of Florida: Ph.D., Animal Molecular and Cellular Biology 2013

California State University Northridge: M.S., Biology 2009

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo: NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology, Biology 2014

Areas of Expertise (3)


Animal Sciences

marine physiology