Luisa Dueñas  headshot photo

Luisa Due as

Data Logger
Marine Biologist, Universidad de los Andes

Luisa Duenas works as a data logger onboard E/V Nautilus.

Luisa is a doctoral student at the at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), associated with the Marine Molecular Biology Lab-BIOMMAR ( and the Group of Computational and Evolutionary Biology-BCE ( Luisa is working with deep-sea bamboo corals and primnoids particularly from New Zealand, Antarctica and Tasmania. Her work focuses on taxonomy, molecular systematics, character evolution, phylogeography and phylogenomics of these conspicuous deep-sea octocorals. 

Luisa graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia) in 2005 with a degree in Biology, and completed her Masters in Biological Sciences at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) in 2009.



Luisa participated in the following Ocean Exploration Trust expeditions: