a marine biologist specialist in elasmobranch skeletal biology and anatomy. I hold a Ph.D. in Biology, with the specialisation in Zoology, a M.S. in Diversity and Evolution and a B.S. in Marine Sciences. 


My research interests are based on how marine animals have adapted to different habitats, especially those that exhibit exceptional structures and functions.  

My research experience is based in characterization of sharks and rays cartilaginous skeleton which, despite being resilient and flexible, is able to perform homologous functions than bone. Using a combination of material characterisation and visualisation techniques (2D, 3D), I investigate cartilage matrix composition, biomechanics, cell function and organisation of the tissue, while framing these data in the context of vertebrate skeletal biology.

(for more info check my CV) 

Hi! I am Júlia



Conservation - Evolution - Adaptations - Comparative Biology - Morphology - Chondrichthyes - Elasmobranchs - Skeletons - 

Cartilage - Chondrocytes - 3D Imaging - Image Processing 



Ph.D. in Biology, sp. in Zoology  (2018 - 2021)

Biomaterials Dept. / Max Planck Institute (Germany)

M.S. Biodiversity and Evolution (2017 - 2018)

University of Valencia (Spain)

B.S. Marine Sciences (2010 - 2014)

University of Alicante (Spain)



Sample processing

2. Analysis and visualization

3. Data imaging and process


(histology, electron microspe)

Light Microscopy

(Confocal, Polarized, Microdissect.)

AMIRA (3D Software)

Electron Microscopy



(Paraffin, PMMA, EPON)

Leica Softwares

Cutting / Polishing

Computed tomography

(CT scan)

Fiji Image Software

Histology + Immuno

R studio