Juan Maldonado Ortiz, leads the Microbiome, Research and Development at the Genomics Core Facility at Arizona State University.
Dr. Maldonado Ortiz obtained his B.S and M.S in Microbiology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. He pursued his Ph.D. degree in the same university in 2011 focusing in bioremediation of heavy metals by phototrophic microorganisms (algae and cyanobacteria) in environmental ecosystems. Shortly after he was appointed for a Post-Doc position at Dr. Ferran Garcia-Pichel Lab at Arizona State University, studying the hydrogen production in microbial mats and the microbial community involved. Dr. Maldonado Ortiz continued at Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnologyat Biodesign Institute, managing the Microbiome Analysis Lab recharge center along with Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown.
His duties include leading the research and development efforts at the Core Facility as well as development of new applications for scientists at ASU. Dr. Maldonado Ortiz works as well on conjunction with the bioinformatics team to assist with clients and make project recommendations as well as assuming technical leadership on collaborative projects across different laboratories, centers and institutions.
Dr. Maldonado Ortiz also complements his position as a Research Professional in the Biodesign Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics led by Dr. Ferran Garcia-Pichel