Tresguerres_picAssociate Professor |

Originally from Rio Gallegos, Argentina, Dr. Martin Tresguerres received his BSc and MSc at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), where he specialized in aquatic biology. He received a Ph.D. in physiology and cell biology at the University of Alberta (Canada), and completed his postdoctoral training in molecular chemosensors and signal transduction at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

Research Interest:

  • physiology of aquatic organisms
  • pH, carbon dioxide and bicarbonate sensors
  • intracellular signaling
  • ion transport and acid/base regulation
  • epithelial physiology

Martin’s interests include the evolutionary relationships between basic cellular functions and complex “whole organism” physiology. His studies encompass biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, and physiology, but in the past they also have covered marine invertebrate ecology, marine mammal taxonomy, and fisheries. These experiences have trained Martin to always consider the “big picture,” even while studying processes at the molecular level.

Augmenting Scripps’ leadership in ocean acidification, Martin’s research at Scripps includes how marine organisms sense and adjust to acid/base disturbances arising from environmental and metabolic variations in carbon dioxide, protons, and bicarbonate ions. Other areas of his interest include aquaculture, biofuels, and evolution.

UCSD Classes Taught in the Past 3 Years:

  • SP13: BGGN271 , Adv Experimental Methods/Bio
  • SP13: SIO297 , Marine Biology Seminar
  • SP13: SIO181 , Marine Biochemistry
  • SP13: SIO136 , Marine Biology Laboratory
  • WI13: SIO199 , Special Studies
  • WI13: BGGN271 , Adv Experimental Methods/Bio
  • FA12: SIO199 , Special Studies
  • FA12: BGGN271 , Adv Experimental Methods/Bio
  • SP12: SIO281 , Marine Physiology