I was born in Caracas, Venezuela to chilean parents but we moved back to Chile when I was 3 years old, so I consider myself more chilean than venezuelan . In Chile I obtained my Civil Engineer professional degree and worked as a project engineer in a small firm for 4 years, in 2016 I was one of the 5 people in my country to obtain the Monbukagakusho scholarship that allowed me to come to Sendai and study master and PhD courses in Tohoku University.
I love living in Sendai, I think it has a very clean environment and it has the perfect size for a city, not too big nor too small. In my free time I like to play videogames at home or go outside to walk and play with my Akita dog.
2004-2005 Bachelor of Science, Vice presidency of Academic Affairs , University of Chile (Chile)
2006-2011 Civil Engineer in Biotechnology, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, University of Chile (Chile)
2016 Research Student, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University
2016-2018 Master's Program, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University
2018-2022 Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University
2006-2008 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, University of Chile (Chile)
2009 Researcher, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (Chile)
2011 Researcher, Environmental Management Directorate Municipality of La Pintana (Chile)
2013-2016 Project Engineer, Novakem (Chile)
2022/4-2022/7 Specially Appointed Researcher, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University
2022/8-present Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University
- Stari, L.; Tusher, T; Inoue, C.; Chien, M. Stari, L.; Tusher, T; Inoue, C.; Chien, M. A novel microbial consortium led by a Pseudomonas strain enables degradation of carbon tetrachloride under aerobic conditions. Chemosphere (Under review).
- Stari, L.; Inoue, C.; Chien, M. Aerobic Biodegradation of Carbon Tetrachloride by a new Pseudomonas species. Environ. Sci. Technol. (In preparation).
- Stari, L.; Inoue, C.; Chien, M. Complete genome of a novel Pseudomonas sp. strain capable of degrading carbon tetrachloride in aerobic conditions. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. (Planned).
Activities in Academic Societies
Japan Society for Environmental Biotechnology
2006-2008 Assistant professor of SD20A in Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, University of Chile, a laboratory course aimed at the implementation of non-conventional renewable energy projects.
2018-2020 Teacher assistant for English, Spanish and Advanced Environmental Studies Classes in Tohoku University.