Khristina Judan Cruz (Karen) joins the MEcoH Lab as a postdoctoral fellow to do research work on the genome-wide signatures in genetically improved tilapia. She obtained her PhD in Biology at De La Salle University - Manila where she worked on the genetic characterization and gene expression analyses on Philippine genetically enhanced farmed tilapia. She plans to include comparative transcriptomics in her future projects. She is an Associate Professor at the Central Luzon State University, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. Her research experience also includes integrating nanotechnology and bioactive compounds (nanobioapproach) for biomedical applications such as quorum sensing inhibition and anti-cancer action.