Blanca Lorena Rodriguez

Doctoral aspirant and University Graduate Fellow
Primary office:
EEB Haworth Hall


Advisor: Josie Chandler
Research Interests: Coevolution, cooperation, and quorum sensing
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA



  • University of Washington Bothell, B.S. Biology & B.S. Chemistry


  • Rodriguez, B. L., and Hillesland, K. L. A review on the molecular basis of energy conservation in electron bifurcating flavoproteins. . Annual Undergraduate Biology Research Symposium, Bothell, WA., June 2019. Oral contribution.
  • Rodriguez, B. L., and Anderson, P. Novel Lead Compounds for Mycobacterium tuberculosis Chemotherapy Discovered Using in Silico Compound Screening. Annual Undergraduate Chemistry Research Symposium, Bothell, WA., June 2019. Poster contribution.
  • Rodriguez, B. L., Feng, C., and Hillesland K. L. Back to the future: Investigating dynamics of coevolution in mutualism. EVO-WIBO, Port Townsend, WA., April 2018. Poster contribution.
  • Rodriguez, B. L. and Winder, E. Assessment of lethal toxicity of biofouling prevention materials using Aliivibrio fischeri. Annual Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Symposium, Richland, WA., December 2017. Oral contribution.
  • Rodriguez, B. L., Algetany, N., Sharma, N., Wallen, S., Becic, A., Kaneko, N., Dang, C., Triplett, H., Christianto, W., Feng, C., and Hillesland, K. L. Testing whether coevolution occurred in a microbial mutualism. Evolution 2017, Portland, OR., July 2017. Poster contribution.
  • Rodriguez, B. L., Dang, C., Triplett, H., and Hillesland K. L. Traveling through time: Coevolution in mutualism. Annual Undergraduate Biology Research Symposium, Bothell, WA., April 2017. Oral contribution


  • Rodriguez, B. L. University Graduate Fellowship. The University of Kansas. $33,000. 9 mo. 18/08/20-15/05/20.
  • Rodriguez, B. L. Undergraduate Poster Presentation Award. EVO-WIBO. 14/04/18.
  • Rodriguez, B. L. Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. 28/08/17-15/12/17.
  • Rodriguez, B. L. Undergraduate Diversity at Evolution Travel Award. SSE/BEACON. 07/04/17.


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