- Email Address
- [email protected]
- Research Areas
- Research Keywords
- Research Description
My interests in the life sciences are very broad and cover many different disciplines such as genomics, cell biology, morphology, behaviour, physiology, developmental biology, ecology, and palaeontology —all linked by the unifying theme of evolution.
- Research Summary
My lab studies:
1) Large-scale genome evolution, with a focus on the "C-value enigma," transposable elements, and whole-genome duplications.
2) DNA quantification methods to measure nuclear DNA content.
3) DNA-based methods for species identification and questions in evolutionary biology to understand how biological diversity arises at all levels.
4) Genome size evolution to understand the operation of natural selection and other evolutionary principles.
5) The interface between Integrative Genomics and Evolutionary Biology, otherwise disconnected fields within the biological sciences.
- Techniques Used
PCR, RT-PCR, DNA sequencing, DNA extraction, computerized image analysis, scanning densitometry, flow cytometry.
- Locations of international collaborators
Baylor University, Texas A&T University, US Army University, University of California Santa Barbara, Louisiana State University, East Tennessee State University (USA); Animal and Plant Health Agency (UK); Program of Applied Studies for the Conservation of Nahuel Huapi National Park (Argentina); EOS Ecology (New Zealand).