Francisco Martinez-Hernandez

PostDoc | Caltech | [email protected]


During my thesis at Manuel Martinez’s laboratory at the University of Alicante, we developed and applied novel methodologies for analyzing viral communities, identifying their hosts, and studying their (micro-)diversity. In Dr. Orphan’s laboratory at Caltech, and within the PriME project, I aim to investigate the impact of these biological agents on microbial communities and, by extension, on the surrounding ecosystem. Among other techniques, I utilize nanoparticle cytometry and sorting, genomic sequence amplification and bioinformatic analysis, and other methodologies to analyze viral and microbial activity in environmental samples.


Research Interests

Virology, Flow cytometry, Single-virus genomics

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Francisco Martinez-Hernandez