Juanita Carolina RODRIGUEZ

Professional address

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)
Institut de Recherche sur les Forêts (IRF)
445 Boulevard de l’Université, Rouyn-Noranda, QC, J9X 5E4, Canada
Tel: +1-819-762-0971 poste/ext 2782

Professional experience

    • Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Laboratory of Bryology of the UQAT (since 2023)
    • Research professional in statistics. Forest Research Center (CEF) – based at the UQAT (since 2022)
    • Teaching of the Boreal Plant Identification Course given to the Technical Forestry Program of the Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Rouyn-Noranda (2020)
    • Research assistant. Research Group of Molecular and Cellular Therapy. Research assistant hired by the Javeriana University and Colciencias. Bogota (2012)
    • roject: Palm oil and cardiovascular disease: Effects of red palm olein-rich diet on plasma lipid pattern in hypercholesterolemic patients.


  • Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences (2017-2022)
    Institut de Recherche sur les Forêts (IRF), Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)
    Project: Dominance by coniferous versus broadleaf deciduous trees in boreal forests as a driver of understory vegetation and associated microorganisms. 
    Laboratory of Bryology of the UQAT. Supervisor: Nicole Fenton, Co-supervisor: Yves Bergeron and Steven Kembel.
  • M.Sc. in Synthetic Biology (2014-2016)
  • M.Sc. in in High-throughput Biotechnology (2015-2016)
    École Supérieure de Biotechnologie de Strasbourg (ESBS), a tri-national (French, German and Swiss) engineering school in Biotechnology. Strasbourg (France).
    Project: Establishment of in vitro culture and genetic transformation of the moss Hypnum cupressiforme. 
    Developed at the Group of Plant Biotechnology at Freiburg University (Germany). Supervisor: Ralph Reski. Co-supervisor: Eva Decker.
  • B.Sc. in Biology (2007-2011)
    Biology Department. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota (Colombia).
    Project: Antimicrobial activity of ethanolic extracts of bryophytes and commertial fruits.
    Phytochemistry Research Group and Molecular and Celular Therapy of the Javeriana University. Supervisor: Luis Gonzalo Sequeda.

Research interests

Boreal forest ecology
Plant ecology
Plant-microbial interactions
Cryptogam biology and ecology