Current lab members:
N. Ivalú Cacho
I am a plant evolutionary biologist interested in the biogeography of lineage divergence and the evolution of adaptations promoting ecological specialization.
I infer phylogenies and use them as a framework to study processes that drive plant diversity using comparative methods, genomics, field and greenhouse experiments. Read more.
María José Monteverde, Majo
Majo is broadly interested in evolution and ecology. In her senior thesis at UNAM, Majo is updating our Streptanthus phylogeny to increase taxon sampling and using it as framework to study the biogeography and evolution of niche breadth in California Jewelflowers. Majo also has a passion for lizards, especially Mexican lizards!
NEWS: Majo defended and graduated with honors!!! Congrats, Majo!!
Ana Gabriela Martínez
Ana is broadly interested in plant systematics, and loves learning and doing lab work.
In the lab, Ana is in charge of managing all things related to keeping up the wet bench going. Thanks Ana!
Arturo is interested in plant anatomy and morphology. He is compiling databases on morphology of various plant groups we study in the lab, and collaborating with Dr. Laura Calvillo on leaf venation patterns across angiosperms.
Come visit us!
We are located in gorgeous Mexico City
Instituto de Biología, UNAM
Departamento de Botánica A-204
3er Circuito de Ciudad Universitaria
Delegación Coyoacán, MEXICO, D.F. 04510
Phone: + 52 (55) 5622 9125