Carolina Martinez Gutierrez

Assistant Professor

Office Location

Webb 2120


Microbial Evolution


PhD Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech. 2022

MS Sc. Biotechnology, Northwestern Center for Biological Research, Mexico. 2018

BS Marine Biology, Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, Mexico, 2015


The research of my group is broadly focused on understanding the evolutionary processes that led to the emergence and diversification of life on Earth, and how life continues evolving today.


  • Evolutionary Relationships of Bacteria and Archaea across the Tree of Life
  • Shedding Light on the Processes and Events that led to the Diversification of Life on Earth
  • Exploring the Microbial Diversity of Environments that Resemble Early Earth