I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Natural History Museum in Paris, working in collaboration with Vincent Debat.
I completed my BS Biology at the Universidad de Granada (Spain) in 2011. Some months later I joined the University of Manchester (UK) to study a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Chris Klingenberg and co-advised by Prof. Simon Whelan. There I learnt loads about geometric morphometrics and phylogenetics, as well as English, R, stats… My PhD was a long-lasting learning experience.
Then, in 2016, I joined the lab of Nicolas Navarro at the Université de Bourgogne (Dijon, France) as a postdoctoral fellow. There I had my first contact with quantitative genetics and the genetics of shape. In addition to learning quantitative genetics, French and the essentials to cook a quite decent tartiflette, I also improved my programming skills and I became aware of the importance of reproducible research.
By the end of 2017 I joined the Natural History Museum in Paris (France) to work on the evolution of Drosophila suzukii and its worldwide invasion. At the Museum I did not only work on the evolution shape, but also on its ecological consequences (I was at a *Natural History* museum!). Also, I dealt for the first time with an experimental dataset, which was very exciting from the methodological point of view.
Since mid-2020 I work at Bayer Crop Science in Lyon (France). It is a wonderful place to study experimental evolution but now on plants, which is a completely different world. At the moment, I combine my job as a biostatistician in this new context and my interest in morphometrics (now as a hobby). At the end of the day, I like to think I simply study nature and the more perspectives I’ve got, the better I’ll understand life.