Project Description

Otto Cordero

Associate Professor
Doherty Professor in Ocean Utilization

Research Interests: natural microbial communities as complex dynamical systems with multi-scale structure


Parsons Laboratory
Room 48-429
15 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA, 02139

Telephone: 617-230-4153
Research website:


  • BSc: Computer Engineering, 2003, Escuela Superior Politecnica (Ecuador)
  • MSc Computer Science, 2005, University of Utrecht
  • Ph.D. Theoretical Biology and Bioinformatics, 2009, University of Utrecht

Research Interests

Professor Cordero studies the ecology and evolution of natural microbial collectives. His lab is interested in understanding how social and ecological interactions at micro-scales impact the global productivity, stability and evolutionary dynamics of microbial ecosystems.

Selected Publications