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MontillaPh. D. Student
Integrative Marine Ecology Department

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
National Institute of Marine Biology, Ecology and Biotechnology
Villa Comunale, 80121 Napoli, Italy

web: www.marinesymbiomes.eu

Curriculum Vitae

Director of Studies: Ulisse Cardini
Internal Supervisor: Isabella D’Ambra
External Supervisor: Andrew K. Sweetman
Advisor: Ugo Marzocchi
Program: Open University, XXI cycle.


Research Interests

I’m interested in characterizing the microbial communities that can be found in living and dead jellyfish and what is their contribution to the nitrogen and carbon cycling in the sea. This role is of particular interest considering that jellyfish populations can abruptly increase and die en masse, providing a pulse of dissolved nutrients to the water column as they fall and a source of biomass to the sediments.


Montilla LM, Ramos R, García E, Croquer A. (2016) Caribbean yellow band disease compromises the activity of catalase and glutathione S-transferase in the reef-building coral Orbicella faveolata exposed to anthracene. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 119:153-161. https://doi.org/10.3354/dao02980
Montilla LM, Ascanio A, Verde A, Croquer A. (2019) Systematic review and meta-analysis of 50 years of coral disease research visualized through the scope of network theory. PeerJ 7:e7041 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.7041

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