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Luis Miquel Rodriquez-Rojas
Research EngineerEnvironmental Engineering
Ford Environmental Science & Technology Building 3324
Dr. Rodriguez-R earned his B.Sc. (Biology) degree from the National University of Colombia, following the concentration lines on Conservation Ecology and Molecular Plant Pathology. Next, he pursuit a M.Sc. (Microbiology) from Los Andes University, also in his native Colombia, followed by a second M.Sc. (Applied Informatics) from the University of Montpellier, in France, where he also worked as a researcher at the Research Institute for Development (IRD) with the sponsorship of the Region Languedoc-Rosillon (now Occitanie). After completing his degree, Dr. Rodriguez-R earned a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, after which he completed a 1.5-year postdoctoral fellowship. He now serves as Research Engineer for the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Georgia Tech.
He is the author of over three dozen papers and book chapters (about a third as first author) with over two thousand citations and an h-index of 23, has presented multiple workshops, seminars, and symposia on microbiome analysis for researchers and undergraduate educators, and has served as reviewer for several international journals. In addition, he has produced tens of bioinformatic tools and web interfaces including grid and cloud computing in a variety of programming languages and frameworks with over 6,000 downloads or online queries per month.