I am from La Paz, Bolivia where I completed my undergrad studies in Biology and Zoology at the Universidad Mayor de San Andres. There, I studied birds and their behavioural response towards urban acoustic barriers for my thesis. I made an exchange semester in Sweden at Linköping University and participated in an internship at Dresden University where I worked on mammalian genome stability. During those years, I boosted my research interests in behavioural genomics, population genetics, epigenetics, and conservation. Afterwards, I got a scholarship from DAAD and started the PhD in the MPI. In Miriam Liedvogel's research group, we study the genetics behind the fascinating migratory behaviour in the Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla
). During my PhD, I characterise the recombination landscape of this species and assess how recombination rates variation associates with genomic features and methylation patterns.
I enjoy travelling, painting, concerts, dancing, trekking, exploring nature, bird watching, and cooking.Contact