Mrs. Esther Manzanares

I graduated in Biology at the University of Valencia and started to collaborate with the research group of Dr. Héctor Botella during my Master’s degree. Currently, I’m doing my PhD focusing on the microstructure and development of enameloid in sharks under the supervision of Dr. Héctor Botella and Dr. Carlos Martínez Pérez. For this purpose, my PhD goals can be summarized as: (1) characterization of the histological variability in hypermineralized tissues that are part of the dermoskeleton in early vertebrates, (2) chemical characterization of those tissues, and (3) analysis of the variability of mineralization in the exoskeleton and its regulatory systems in living representatives of the vertebrate group, mainly chondrichthyans.

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