PhD. Candidate. – Major Microbiology. University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras.

M.S. in Crop Protection. University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez (2007).

BSc. Biology. Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia. Tunja, Colombia (2001).


Entomology: Insects as pests and vectors of plant diseases, Biological control of insect pests by entomopathogenic fungi.

Microbiology: Endosymbiotic bacteria-Insects interactions.


Mariño-Cárdenas, Y.  2011. Early detection of cancer. Ciencia section. El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico[Newspaper article]. May 27, page 70.

Mariño-Cárdenas, Y., Zapata, M., Brodbeck, B., McKamey S. and Andersen, P. 2010. Biodiversity and Ecology of Potencial Vectors of Xylella fastidiosa in Coffee plants of Puerto Rico.  Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico 94 (1-2): 147 – 164.

Mariño-Cárdenas, Y., and M. Zapata. 2009. Diversity of bacteria in insects potential vectors of Xylella fastidiosa Wells et al. in coffee plantations of Puerto Rico. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico 93 (1-2): 101 – 121.;jsessionid=C4D7E4F5F6B771D163BE68006872AE31

Mariño-Cárdenas, Y. 2007. Identification of Bacteria in Insect Potential Vectors (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) of Xylella fastidiosa Wells et al. feeding on vascular tissue of coffee plants Coffea arabica L. in three localities of Puerto Rico. Master’s Thesis.  University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez,

Mariño-Cárdenas, Y. and Pineda-Barajas, A. 2001. Microbiological and Pathogenicity tests of Beauveria brongniartii strains applied as bio-control agents against Premnotrypes vorax (Sacc) Petch . Bachelor’s Thesis.  Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia.

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