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.
*February 2019*: fieldwork in Dominican Republic!
*December 2018*: New paper in eLife! https://elifesciences.org/articles/37412
*October 2018*: NASBR 2018: talk "'Finding new rules for the patterning of post-canine teeth in mammals: insights from Noctilionoid bats'"
*August 2018*: Symposium Organizer Evolution 2018 - S-24 Evolution and development in deep time, merging insights from paleontology and developmental biology