Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics
We are mostly interested in plant domestication and in the role of microbiomes in plant evolution.
We investigate patterns of population genetic and genomic variation, seeking to
uncover the evolutionary processes that underlie species adaptation to natural and agroecosystemic landscapes. At
the population-level, we use traditional genetic and NextGen genomic tools to elucidate the role of geographic barriers and biological traits in shaping spatial and temporal population patterns. At the species level we combine phylogenetics
and genomics to reconstruct species relationships and understand how gene
innovations enabled species to adapt and evolve.
CURRENT PROJECTS and PEOPLE, in a nutshell:
- Population genomics of crop wild relatives: reconstructing the domestication history of chilli pepper (Capsicum).
- Comparative genomics of ancient and modern genomes
- Comparative genomics of cycads (Dioon) and their root bacteria
- Phylogenomics to
identify genes underlying plant evolution.
We are currently hosting visiting professor Yolanda Chen,
from the University of Vermont, to work on the role of insects in plant domestication. January -August 2016.
We were granted a DEANN Marie Curie fellowship to exchange students and postdocs in Europe:http://hdopazolab.com/2013/11/22/deann-project-approved/
We collaborate closely with the Barona Lab,
attempting to create links between evolution and biological chemistry. Other collaborators include Ruairidh Sawers
, Rob Dunn
, Dennis Stevenson
, Sergios Kolokotronis
, Rob DeSalle
. We are also part of the Montgomery Botanical Center
. Our conservation work in Mexico includes collaborations with the CONAPN
, and Danae Cabrera Toledo, Miguel Angel Farrera, Jorge Gonzalez-Astorga
and Andrew Vovides
, all cycad specialists.
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Fernanda Guízar (MSc) -- email@example.com
Erik Díaz (MSc) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cycads and their bacteria
Pablo Pelaez (Postdoc) -- email@example.com
Pablo Suarez Moo (PhD) --
firstname.lastname@example.orgJosian Corona (MSc) -- email@example.com
Paco Gabriel Pérez (MSc) -- firstname.lastname@example.org
(check out our Lab Members page for details!)
As part of our Scientific Outreach, a little paper on phylogenomics here for the Guanajuato community in Ide@s.
Students and postdocs are welcome to apply! EMAIL: email@example.com with a CV.