My name is Alexander Goikoetxea Pérez de Mendiola, and I am originally from Vitoria-Gasteiz, in the Basque Country, Spain. I completed my BSc in Biotechnology at the Universitat de Barcelona and carried out my BSc Dissertation in the North West Cancer Research Fund Institute at Bangor University, Wales, in the field of Cancer Genetics.
Afterwards, I did an InterUniversity MSc in Aquaculture as 3 joint modules, each from a distinct university: Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, completing my MSc thesis at L'Aquàrium de Barcelona, which involved research on the diet of Mediterranean fish living in shallow algal communities.
As a PhD student in the Gemmell lab, my research will contribute to the elucidation of the molecular basis behind sex change reversal in mainly protogynous species of fish.
Telephone: +64 22 382 8343
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