Guido I. Prieto is a PhD student at Ruhr University Bochum in the DFG-Emmy Noether Research Group ROTO (The Return of the Organism in the Biosciences: Theoretical, Historical, and Social Dimensions). He holds a degree in Biology from National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO; Mendoza, Argentina), where he did experimental research in functional morphology. He is interested in the ontological challenges and epistemological implications for theory construction as well as the methodological shifts in evolutionary biology that arise from the ongoing ‘return of the organism’ to the biosciences. His PhD project is aimed at making a conceptual and methodological contribution to the current philosophical and bioscientific debates on the concepts of organism and biological individuality from a systemic point of view. In addition, he explores the role the organism plays in new organism-centered perspectives in contemporary evolutionary biology, particularly in the so-called ‘extended evolutionary synthesis’. Besides this, he is interested in the role of art and the visual in science, the concept of progress in science and technology, and the impact of scientific practices in the construction of scientific knowledge.



  • 2020-: PhD student in Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy I, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 2019: Lecturer, scientific illustration, UNCUYO
  • 2017-2019: Teaching assistant (courses on epistemology and evolutionary biology), UNCUYO
  • 2010-2019: Lic. in Biology, UNCUYO



  Journal Articles

  • Functional and evolutionary perspectives on gill structures of an obligate air-breathing, aquatic snail. In: PeerJ 7:e7342 (Co-authors: Cristian Rodriguez, Israel A. Vega, Alfredo Castro-Vazquez; 2019) [download pdf]
  • Assessment of the kidney and lung as immune barriers and hematopoietic sites in the invasive apple snail Pomacea canaliculata. In: PeerJ 6:e5789 (Co-authors: Cristian Rodriguez, Israel A. Vega, Alfredo Castro-Vazquez; 2019) [download pdf]


Guido I. Prieto, Lic.

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