Pame is originally from Chile where she received her BSc degree on Marine Biology at the Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile. For her BSc thesis, she studied the effects of global warming and microplastics on filter feeders.
Pame is now using genomic approaches in combination with spatial modelling to investigate the evolution of Antarctic terrestrial organisms. Where are biodiversity hotspots in Antarctica? Are Antarctic terrestrial populations biologically isolated or well connected? These are some of the exciting questions that Pame is aiming to answer with her PhD research. She is primarily supervised by Associated Professor Crid Fraser (Marine Sciences Department), and co-supervised by Professor Neil Gemmell, Professor Miles Lamare (Marine Sciences Department) and Dr. Gert-Jan Jeunen (Anatomy Department).