Mario A. Cerón-Romero

Mario A. Cerón-Romero
Ph.D. Candidate in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
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I'm a Ph.D. candidate in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB) at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, and research assistant in the Laboratory of Laura Katz at Smith College.

I am interested in studying the factors that drive genome evolution in eukaryotes using bioinformatic and phylogenomic tools. My research is framed around three aims: 1) to demonstrate the power of phylogenomics in studying the evolution of genome architecture in eukaryotes, 2) to understand the tempo of gene duplications/loss in the evolution of eukaryotic genomes and 3) to characterize the origin of photosynthesis in eukaryotes as an example of how non-vertical inheritance can shape genomes and complex traits.

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Karyotipe evolution in Plasmodium falciparum
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Phylogenomic chromosome mapping
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Timing Gene Duplications/Losses Across the Eukaryotic Tree of Life
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Phylogenetic history of photosyntesis


Prof. 617-405-5318: PhD Advisor, genome evolution in Eukaryotes
Prof. 3212425530: Photosynthesis
Prof. David Posada: Tree of life
Prof. 415-464-5603: Protein structures



Department of Biological Sciences
Smith College
Burton 212
Northampton, MA
mceronromero [at] umass [dot] edu

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