I did my PhD on Systematics and Phylogenetics of the Eurasian genus Doronicum (Senecioneae, Asteraceae) at the Complutense University and Royal Botanic Garden (CSIC) in Madrid (Spain). At that time I've already had experience in Mediterranean flora participating in several projects. After that period, I did a postdoctoral research on Gossypium (Malvaceae) genome evolution at Wendel lab (Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA). Here, we were investigating diploid and polyploid genome evolution, population genetics, hybridization and speciation. When I was back to Spain I've started a project on the genetic basis of floral symmetry in Anacyclus (Anthemideae, Asteraceae); and subsequent projects on Anacyclus evolution focused on hybrid zones, homoploid hybridization, reproductive biology, floral phenotype, population genetics, and ecology. At the present time I am involved in a project on the consequences of hybridization on the activation of transposable elements in Anacyclus.