Education

Ph.D. in biological Sciences
Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN. USA
Graduated in May 2019

Main Product: Ortiz, J F Rokas, A (2016). CTDGFinder: A Novel Homology-Based Algorithm for Identifying Closely Spaced Clusters of Tandemly Duplicated Genes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 34 (1) : 215-229.


M.Sc. in Molecular Biology
University of Wyoming. Laramie, WY. USA
Graduated in December 2013

Main Product: Ortiz, J F MacDonald, M L Masterson, P Uversky, V N Siltberg-Liberles, J (2013). Rapid Evolutionary Dynamics of Structural Disorder as a Potential Driving Force for Biological Divergence in Flaviviruses. Genome Biology and Evolution 5 (3) : 504-513.


B.Sc. in Biology
National University of Colombia. Bogotá, Colombia
Graduated in April 2012

Main Product: Ortiz, J F Gavio, B (2010). Notes on the marine algae of the International Biosphere Reserve Seaflower, Caribbean Colombia II: diversity of drift algae in San Andres island, Caribbean Colombia. Caribbean Journal of Science 46 (2-3) : 313-321.


Courses and workshops

Introduction to the concepts and methods of networks in evolutionary studies

Station biologique de Roscoff. Roscoff, France
July 03 - 09, 2016


Tutorial on evolutionary quantitative genetics

NIMBioS at the University of Tennessee. Knoxville, TN. USA
August 10 - 15, 2015


Hands-on workshop on computational biophysics

University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA. USA
June 10 - 14, 2013


Workshop on Molecular Evolution

Marine Biological Laboratory. Boston, MA. USA
July 22 - August 01, 2010


Awards

Young investigator travel award

Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) conference. 2018


Best 3 minutes thesis presentation

Department of Biological Sciences. Vanderbilt University. 2017


Presentations

Ortiz, J. F. Rokas, A. How Chromosome 19 got its Gene Clusters
Poster at: Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE). July 08 - 12, 2018. Yokohama, Japan

Ortiz, J. F. Rokas, A. CTDGFinder: A Novel Homology-Based Algorithm for Identifying Closely Spaced Clusters of Tandemly Duplicated Genes
Presentation at: Quest for Orthologs 5. June 08 - 10, 2017. Los Angeles, CA. USA

Ortiz, J. F. MacDonald, M. Masterson, P. Siltberg-Liberles, J. Evolutionary Dynamics of Conformational Flexibility in Flaviviruses
Poster at: Mechanisms of Protein Evolution 2013. February 07 - 09, 2013. Denver, CO. USA.

Ortiz, J. F. Bayona, A. Vásques, A. Lopez, C. Identificación de genes de inmunidad en yuca
Presentation at: XXX Congreso Colombiano y XIV Latinoamericano de Fitopatología. August 17 - 19, 2011. Bogotá, Colombia

Ortiz, J. F. Gavio, B. Diversity of drift algae in San Andrés Island, Caribbean Colombia
Presentation at: XIV Seminario Nacional de Ciencias y Tecnología del Mar. October 19 - 22, 2010. Cali, Colombia

Skills

Programming and markup

Bash
Python
HTML, CSS
R
JavaScript
Julia

Computational Biology

RAxML, MrBayes, BEAST, PAML
VMD