I am interested in using new genetic and genomic tools to address questions in evolutionary and community ecology. Arthropods represent one of the largest and least studied groups of the animals, many of them do not even been named. Less is known about arthropods community assemblages rules, and how this communities are respond to perturbation and space-time variations. Oases and surrounding desert provide an extraordinary opportunity to understand how ecological and human induced changes may affect arthropods communities’ diversity and composition.
Previous Research and Other Interests
During my masters degree, I worked with two endangered pronghorn subspecies, I used nuclear and mitochondrial genetic markers to investigate population divergence between this subspecies, as well as their levels of the inbreeding. Currently I am working on a design a breeding program for one of theses pronghorn subspecies, in order to prevent loss of the genetic diversity and reduce the inbreeding.
Supervisors & Collaborators
- 2014–Present: PhD Student, CIBNOR
- 2013–2014: Centro de Estudios del Cuaternario de Fuego-Patagonia y Antártica Chilena, CEQUA. Punta Arenas, Chile. Genetic of Antarctic king crab, project participant.
- 2013–Present: Genetic management of the endangered peninsular pronghorn. Project Leader.
- 2010–2013: Master degree program at the Autonomous University of the Baja California Sur. Thesis: “First comprehensive molecular assessment of genetic differentiation and diversity of two endangered subspecies of desert pronghorn”.
- 2003–2008: Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology, named after K.I. Skriabin. Moscow, Russia. Degree: Zooengineer
Northwester Biological Research Centre
La Paz, BCS, Mexico