Ana Estrella


Biology/Biomedical Sciences
Role: Faculty
Campus: West Plains

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Missouri State University
Biology/Biomedical Sciences
128 Garfield
West Plains, MO 65775



  • MS, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (2013)
  • BS, University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo (2004)


  • BIO 101 Biology in Your World
  • BIO 210 Elements of Microbiology
  • BIO 197 Leatherback Sea Turtle Ecology (Study Away Program: Costa Rica)
  • BMS 110 Introduction to Biomedical Science

Campus Service

  • Public Affairs Committee Chair
  • Pre-Health Professionals Club Faculty Sponsor

Professional experience

  • Wildlife Biologist/Conservation and Recuperation Program of Puerto Rican Parrot Amazona vittata - Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources - Wildlife Division
  • Teacher Assistant/Biology Department- University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus


  • The Fingerprint of the University on the Summer Program in Costa Rica, Friends of the Garnett Library, January 2017, West Plains, Missouri
  • Maximizing Cultural Awareness in Short-Term Faculty-Directed Study Away Programs, Study Away Programs Fall 2016 Faculty Luncheon, Springfield, Missouri
  • Journey from Puerto Rico and Kenya to West Plains, Friends of the Garnett Library, February 2016, West Plains, Missouri
  • ASLO 2013, Aquatic Sciences Meeting - New Orleans - Louisiana - Poster Presentation in Biological and Biochemical Responses to Human Impacts at the Sediment-Water Interface Session
  • 4th Annual International Symposium on Agricultural Research-Athens, Greece-Ecological Significance of the Asian Clam Curbicula Fluminea, an Aquatic Invasive Species of Puerto Rico, on the Community Structure in a Tropical Freshwater Reservoir

Professional Organizations

  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
  • Association of Latinos/Hispanics for Leadership and Success (ALAS)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Society
  • American Association of University Professors


  • Ecology of the Asian Clam, Corbicula fluminea (Muller), and its Impact on the Benthic Invertebrates in Guajataca and La Plata Reservoirs, Puerto Rico

Research and professional interests

Professional Development/Conferences

  • Facing Racism Institute Cohort 11th- October 12-13, 2017. Springfield, Missouri.
  • 2017-4th Cultural Consciousness in the Classroom Workshop, Springfield, Missouri
  • Collaborative Diversity Conference 2017, Springfield, Missouri
  • 2016-23rd American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators, Bethesda, Maryland
  • Study Away Program Fall 2016 Faculty Luncheon, Springfield, Missouri
  • 2015 - Citizenship and Service Learning (CASL) West Plains Public Affairs Committee workshop, Springfield, Missouri
  • ASLO 2013 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators, Danvers, Massachusetts, 2014
  • Ecology Project International Marine Education Fellowship 2015, Costa Rica
  • 29th Human Anatomy and Physiology Society Annual Conference San Antonio, Texas