M.Sc. in 2013 with Tomas Hrbek
Dania is the genomic specialist of the Sequencing and Genotyping Facility at the University of Puerto Rico. Dania is an expert molecular biologist, and for her Masters project in the Biology program of the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras campus she studied mitochondrial gene order rearrangements and phylogenetic relationships of rivulid killifishes. Dania used whole shotgun sequencing, followed by assembly and genome finishing to understand killifish gene order, as well as Sanger sequencing of multiple nuclear loci.