PhD Student. I finished my degree in Biology at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 2011 where I specialized in Genetics and Cell Biology. Recently, I’ve started my PhD studying the molecular process and functional consequences of adaptation. Specifically, my research interests are focused in understanding the role of transposable elements in the adaptation process of Drosophila melanogaster to new environments and, consequently, understanding their implication in population and evolutionary genetics.
Merenciano, M; Ullastres, A; de Cara, M A R; Barron, M G; Gonzalez, J. Multiple Independent Retroelement Insertions in the Promoter of a Stress Response Gene Have Variable Molecular and Functional Effects in Drosophila. PLoS Genet, 12 (8), pp. e1006249, 2016.