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Microbiology and Biomolecular Laboratory Coordinator, Galapagos Science Center
Biobank Coordinator

ggavilanes@usfq.edu.ec

Gabriela is passionate about the world of microorganisms and enjoys laboratory work.  She studied Engineering in Biotechnological Processes at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). Later she did a master’s in Research, Development, and Innovation of Medicines at the University of Navarra, Spain.

Gabriela is currently the Coordinator of the GSC Microbiology and Molecular Biology Laboratory where she provides scientific and administrative support to researchers for the development of various projects in these areas.  She also works as the Biobank Coordinator.

Before joining the GSC team, Gabriela worked as Coordinator of the Evolutionary Biology Laboratory at USFQ and during her undergraduate degree, she was part of projects related to Bacterial Evolution and Antibiotic Resistance at the Institute of Microbiology of USFQ and the University of Michigan.

Gabriela enjoys playing tennis, swimming, chess, and gastronomy, but above all, she values ​​quality time with her family and friends.