I hold a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences form the University of Salamanca, a Master's in Conservation Biology by the University Complutense of Madrid and a Ph.D. in Population Genetics from the University of Girona. My PhD research was focused on discovering the genetic basis of the evolutionary framework that underlies the successful life history of invasive freshwater fishes, with special focus on the mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki), a highly aggressive invader in Mediterranean streams. After that I did a short postdoc at the Molecular and Cultural Evolution Lab (University College London) lead by Prof. Mark G. Thomas. Within the Marie Curie - BEAN project (Bridging the European and Antolian Neolithic) I was interested on using computer simulations and model-based approaches to study ancientDNA data retrieved from human remains to investigate past demographic events that shaped the history of human populations in Europe and beyond. Currently I am a postdoctoral reseacher in Love Dalén's lab at the Swedish Museum of Natural History. Here we use laboratory and statistical techniques to obtain, extract, sequence and analyze ancient and modern DNA from megafauna aiming to contribute to explain population dynamics leading to extinction.


Advisor at NRM: Prof. Love Dalén  — love.dalen (at) nrm.se

Advisor at UCL: Prof. Mark G. Thomas — m.thomas (at) ucl.ac.uk

Advisor at UdG: Prof. José Luis García-Marín — joseluis.garcia (at) udg.edu