- EBD, CSIC, Sevilla, Spain
- Adaptation, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Evolutionary Ecology, Expression Studies, Non Genetic Inheritance, Phenotypic Plasticity, Species interactions
Areas of expertise
During my PhD thesis in Spain (at the University of Barcelona under the supervision of J. GONZÁLEZ-SOLÍS), I investigated host and parasite genetic co-structure (using seabirds and their ectosymbionts as a study model). During my three-year postdoc in France (within the group of K.D.McCOY at the laboratory of Génétique et Evolution des Maladies Infectiouses (CNRS-IRD) in Montpellier), I had the opportunity to work on tick-borne systems in which I studied vector pathogen specialisation cascades and their consequences for disease epidemiology (Borrelia bacteria, Intra-European Marie Curie project). I returned to Spain as a senior postdoc researcher at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Barcelona (European Reintegration Grant), where I initiated a project focused on parasite evolution on islands become interested in the mechanisms of adaptation in host-parasite systems and I started to develop new ideas about the emerging field of host-parasite epigenetics. To pursue that research line, and to train myself in the field of epigenomics and transcriptomics, I moved to the USA and joined the laboratory of V. CORCÉS at Emory University. Now I am junior principal investigator in Spain (EBD-CSIC), Sevilla (Ramon y Cajal grant). My research line focuses on the epigenetics of mosquito-Plasmodium interactions.