​Laboratory of Fungal Ecology and Systematics

Irina Jiménez Gómez



Biology (University of  Havana, Cuba) 2005-2010.



Applied Microbiology (UNESP - São Paulo State University, Rio Claro, Brazil), 2015-2017.


Research interest:

I’m interested in the study of insect-fungus and fungus-fungus interactions, both antagonists and mutualists.  My research is focused on the antagonistic fungus-fungus interactions that take place in the ant fungus garden (attine ants). Currently, I’m working on the project, Correlation between virulence and phylogeny of fungi in the genus Escovopsis associated with derived attine ants.


​E-mail: irialfre@hotmail.com