Claudia Köhler's Lab

Gerardo Del Toro-De León

Brief Curriculum Vitae

2010 Graduated in Biology, National Autonomous University of Mexico
2012 Master in Plant Biotechnology, National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity (Langebio-CINVESTAV)
2017 PHD in Plant Biotechnology, National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity (Langebio-CINVESTAV)

Research interests

I am interested in understanding how new species can emerge and contribute to biodiversity. In this regard, angiosperm plants represent a suitable model to study speciation due to their accelerated diversification rates that Darwin described as an “abominable mystery” since their rapid radiation did not match perfectly with his theory of gradual evolution. I am testing the role of postzygotic reproductive barriers as drivers of plant speciation and aim to unravel the molecular mechanisms of establishing these barriers.