Diego Hartasánchez Frenk


After completing a bachelor’s degree in physics in my mega-home-town of Mexico City, I moved to Barcelona to pursue a PhD in evolutionary biology focusing on the interplay between recombination and gene duplication. Afterwards, during two short postdocs in Lyon, my research shifted from exploring the evolution of recombination via simulations to studying robustness in floral morphogenesis by searching for correlations between gene expression and morphology. Continuing in this somewhat interdisciplinary path, I have now joined Prof. Nicolas Salamin’s group as a postdoc to study the role played by gene duplication and non-coding genomic regions in the evolution and adaptation of clownfishes.