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Pablo Alberto
Current position: 
Associate Professor
Current nationality: 
Costa Rica
Current residence: 
Costa Rica
Fabio Baudrit Agricultural Research Station, University of Costa Rica
Pablo Bolaños-Villegas is an associate faculty the University of Costa Rica, in Costa Rica, Central America. He obtained his BSc in plant science at the University of Costa Rica, and his MSc at the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology in Pingtung, Taiwan. His doctoral work was guided by Guang-Yuh Jauh at the Taiwan International Graduate Program of the Academia Sinica, in Taipei. His work there dealt with how chromosomal cohesion during meiosis and mitosis is regulated by protein CTF7/ECO1 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Currently he is trying to determine how homologous recombination protects maize from ionizing radiation, how cell fate is determined in papaya embryo sacs and how geographical isolation and habitat loss impacts the fertility of orchids from genus Sobralia. He has published in the Plant Journal, Plant Cell, and Frontiers in Plant Science . He currently serves as reviewer in the journals PLoS Genetics, PLoS ONE, Scientia Horticulturae, Plant Growth Regulation, and is a member of the American Society of Plant Biologists. He is interested in the regulation of DNA repair and homologous recombination, and in the teaching of science to undergraduates.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
2 - Zero hunger
4 - Quality education
5 - Gender equality
8 - Decent work and economic growth
10 - Reduced inequality
13 - Climate action
Young Affiliate Alumnus
Meiosis, plant breeding, sustainable agriculture
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Country of birth: 
Costa Rica

Date of birth

Scientific field:
01-Agricultural Sciences
TWAS Regional Office: 
TWAS Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Partner (TWAS-LACREP)
Last updated on 20/01/2022