I am interested in the use of molecular tools (phylogenomics, transcriptomics and genomics) for studying diversity and evolution, and I am particularly interested on the study of invertebrates. My PhD studies focused on medically important gastropods of the family Conidae. However, I am also broadly interested in studying animal diversity and evolution and am actively involved in the study of other invertebrates, such as beetles.
At the CEAB, I apply these tools for the study of sponge (Porifera) evolution at Manuel Maldonado’s lab.