Dr. Edgart Flores
Edgart Flores, holding a PhD in Oceanography from the University of Concepción, Chile, specialized in studying microbial communities and organic matter origins in the deep Southeastern Pacific Ocean, employing lipid membranes. His research extended to understanding microorganisms’ adaptations to extreme conditions in the hadal environment, marked by frigid temperatures and high pressures. As part of the NSF-funded “MIcrobial Lipidomics in Changing Oceans” (MILCO) project, Edgart continues his postdoctoral research at the University of Colorado Boulder. His focus now shifts to investigating lipid remodeling in microorganisms as they respond to shifting oceanic conditions.