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POST DOCTORAL RESEARCHER

Jesus Ortega

January 2021- present

I obtained a BSc in Biology and a MSc in Evolutionary Biology at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). I did my PhD at the National Museum of Natural sciences (MNCN, CSIC) on the determinants of phenotypic variation in the Iberian wall lizard species complex under the supervision of Dr. Jose Martín and Dr. Pilar López. I have also worked on lizard population genetics with Dr. Pierre-André Crochet at the Centre d´Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE, CNRS). After a first postdoc in Dr. Jose martin lab examining the consequences for fitness of chemical signals in lizards, I moved to Lund University. There, I started my training in genomics and focused on the genomic and ecological underpinnings of host plant driven speciation in the peacock fly Tephritis conura at the Evolutionary Ecology of Plant-Insect Interactions lab, with Dr. Anna Runemark. In Gonzalez lab, I am investigating the genetic basis of urban adaptation in Anopheles mosquitoes with a special emphasis on the role of transposable elements.

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