• I am a botanist from Puerto Rico studying plant taxonomy, phylogenetics, ecology, and genomic evolution

  • My botanical expertise is mainly focused on Neotropical plants, in particular from the Caribbean region

  • I am currently working on several projects on molecular phylogenetics and systematics, including taxonomic treatments for tropical mistletoes (Loranthaceae, Santalaceae, Viscaceae) and birdcatcher trees (Nyctaginaceae: Pisonieae)

MACO - South Caicos

Research Experience

  • Field work to collect vouchers, samples, living tissue, and seeds of plants

  • Herbarium management and databasing

  • Plant propagation and greenhouse management

  • Ecological studies on pollination, seed dispersal, and forest dynamics

  • Laboratory work processing samples for genomics (DNA, PCR, library building) and transcriptomics (RNA) studies

  • Phylogenetic and bioinformatic analyses (sequence and genome assemblies and annotations, transcriptome processing for gene discovery and phylogenetics, etc.)

  • Taxonomic treatments and key building (dichotomous and electronic interactive)

  • Collaborations with scientists from other fields (e.g., paleobotany, phytochemistry, ornithology) by providing samples and/or conducting analyses

Academic Degrees

My scientific publications are listed in Google Scholar and Research Gate

Visit the Projects section for more details on my research activities

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