I have worked as postdoctoral researcher funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation through the program “Juan de la Cierva” (2010-2012). In 2012, I moved to USA (2012- 2017) to work with Dr Lisa J. Rowland at the Genetic Improvement of Fruits and Vegetables Laboratory, USDA-ARS (Beltsville, MD, USA).
In January 2017, I moved back to Spain. I worked in the research group of Dr Juan Gil “Mejora Genética Vegetal” focused on identification and analysis of differentially expressed genes during plant development and biotic/abiotic stresses.
Currently, my research line is focused on unravelling the molecular basis controlling flowering time in chickpea. Understanding how individual genetic variants combine to provide adaptation in specific situations is fundamental to accelerating introgression of new traits into adapted backgrounds. Flowering time is the major domestication trait defining the adaptation of chickpea to different agro-climatic conditions, and therefore is a major determinant of its productivity.
I look for ways to integrate bioinformatics with experimentation. I am an advocate of gene expression studies in compliance with MIQE guidelines. I also enjoy working with big data sets. I like data, and I like to extract biological value out of data. If you are interested in working with me, feel free to contact me. I am always happy to work with motivated and enthusiatic people.
At the University of Córdoba, I teach an introductory course for Data Analysis) using the
R programming language. The course always gets a good reaction from students and we have already run 3 editions.
The best way to contact me is by email.