Pedro Martinez

Pedro Martinez

  • Former Graduate Student
Pedro was a Ph.D. student in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Program (2006-2008) at ISU. He worked on sex chromosome evolution in turtles, particularly in discovering a novel XX/XY system in the Australian chelid Emydura macquarii. He then transferred to the Genetics Program (2008-2009) and later completed his PhD in Immunology in 2014.


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  • Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/Genetics, Iowa State University, 2009

Martinez, P., Ezaz T., Valenzuela, N., Georges, A., and Graves J.A.M. 2008. An XX/XY heteromorphic sex chromosome system in the Australian chelid turtle Emydura macquarii, a new piece in the puzzle of sex chromosome evolution in turtles. Chromosome Research: 16(6): 815-825. DOI 10.1007/s10577-008-1228-4.