Cecilia Demergasso

Expertise: Microbiology, Biochemistry
Expedition Role: Microbiology
Affiliation: Universidad Católica del Norte

My name is Cecilia Demergasso and I am working in a Microbiology Lab at the Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta, Chile. I am a biochemist and grew up in Capitán Sarmiento, a little and beautiful town in the República Argentina.

I developed an interest in science because of our chemistry professor in high school, Dr. Alberto Ruiz. I am married to Guillermo Chong and we have a beautiful 6 year old daughter, María Celia. I like to dance and belong to a dancing group with at least 50 women, some men and 30 children. Our teacher is Nelly Lemus Villa who is a really beautiful woman.