Welcome to my website! I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in Karen Sears lab at UCLA. My research is broadly related to mammalian evo-devo with a special focus on bats as a hyperdiverse model group. In particular, I am interested in how the inherent structure of developmental mechanisms facilitate or constrain organ and shape evolution, and as a result, species evolution in response to environmental pressures. Please find here more about my research and outreach projects.
*August 2018*: Symposium Organizer Evolution 2018 - S-24 Evolution and development in deep time, merging insights from paleontology and developmental biology
*June 2018*: EuroEvoDevo 2018 talk "'Finding new rules for the patterning of post-canine teeth in mammals: insights from Noctilionoid bats'"
*April 2018*: fieldwork in Trinidad!
*March 2018*: fieldwork in Dominican Republic!