M.Sc. 2001 with Donald C. Taphorn; Ph.D. 2015 with Tomas Hrbek and Izeni Farias
Doris is interested in management and conservation of aquatic resources and Neotropical wildlife in general. For her Masters thesis Doris undertook a population genetic analysis of catfishes of the genus Brachyplatystoma from the Orinoco River basin under the supervision of Donald C. Taphorn at UNELLEZ, Guanare, Venezuela. Following her Masters, she worked at SINCHI and then Instituto Alexander von Humboldt in her native Colombia. In 2011 she entered the Ph.D. at the UFAM Biological Diversity program where she is advised by Tomas Hrbek and co-advised by Izeni Faria. For her Ph.D. she undertook a population genetic and phylogeographic study of Piaractus brachypomus, a species naturally occurring in the Amazon and Orinoco basins. For her postdoc she is studying population genetics of economically important fish species and fisheries dynamics.