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.
*January 2021*: Invited speaker - ISEM France
*October 2020*: Bat1k speaker - GRN evolution using bat molars
*September 2020*: New paper in ICB - Grand Challenge in teeth evo-devo
*September 2020*: New paper in ICB - teeth GRN and dev bias
*August 2020*: STOWER invited speaker evo-devo seminar
*June 2020*: NSF grant on molar development and evolution, more broadly dev rules for morphological evolution is funded in FULL!
*February 2020*: iBiology Young Scientist Seminar Award WINNER!
*January 2020*: New review in Bioessays! Here
*January 2020*: invited speaker SICB2020
*December 2019*: invited seminar McGill
*September 2019*: talk at TMD2019 Oxford
*July 2019*: invited speaker ICVM2019 Prague
*June 2019*: fieldwork in Cameroon!
*March 2019*: fieldwork in Trinidad!
*February 2019*: fieldwork in Dominican Republic!