Single-cell comparative multiomics
As an evolutionary biologist, I’m interested in the molecular mechanisms that shape genetic diversity and drive adaptation. Through my work, I aim to uncover new insights into these processes and their implications for human health. Ultimately, I am driven by a vision of using this knowledge to develop innovative research projects that can lead to the improvement of human health. In the Robson lab, I’m part of the Molecular Phenotypes of Null Alleles in Cells (MorPhiC) initiative. I implement single-cell comparative transcriptomics to identify target genes that possess primate-specific features and are implicated in human disease. Before joining the Robson lab, I worked mostly on the evolution of the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) in platyrrhine monkeys, with a focus on gene duplication and species hybridization. Other projects involved phylogeography and conservation genetics of primates in the Americas. More recently, I was part of a familial glioblastoma study that aimed at identifying heritable genetic variants associated with an increased risk of the disease.