Field of Focus
  • Ecology
  • Population Biology
  • Systematics
  • Ecological Indicators
  • Invasive Species
  • Pollution
Area of Expertise
Aquatic Parasitology
  • Ph.D. in Parasite ecology, University of Exeter, England, 1996
  • M.S., Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Unidad Mérida, Mexico
  • B.S. in Biology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, México

Dr. Aguirre joined CINVESTAV in 1996, and conducts research on taxonomy, life cycle and ecology of aquatic animal parasites, with special emphasis on biology of trematodes and parasites of gastropod and bivalve molluscs. Her objective is to determine transmission processes in the hosts and the most frequent parasites of the most cultured aquatic organisms in the Yucatan Peninsula.