I've been working with evolutionary genomics since my bachelors' thesis. First with Trypanosoma cruzi which is like a dinosaur protozoan and also a parasite; I studied transposable elements in their genomes, the parasites inside the parasites. From there, I moved to population genomics with my Masters in Bioinformatics, where I extended a statistical method for detecting natural selection.
Now I'm working in a very exciting project at the Human Evolutionary Genetics lab at Institut Pasteur. I'm using population genomics and computational biology to reconstruct the demographic history of polynesians, hoping to create a framework where I will be testing hypotheses of adaptation and maladaptation.
I'm also generally interested in evolution, philosophy, philosophy of science, and anthropology. So I hope I will find a way to merge these academic interests together in the future.
I'm from Uruguay, the small country lying between the two South American Giants, Argentina and Brasil. A usual day in my life would be me getting up and realizing that I'm late for the lab, so you will probably find me running or in a rush half of the time. I REALLY like napping. I usually read philosophy books with the goal of learning philosophy, but they just end up being a good and healthy substitute for hypnotics. Which I also sometimes take as a post-pandemic millenial (can't escape from the generational mandate).
I like drawing stuff using just a pen or a pencil, but I'm not perfect at it. I just like doing it for the fun. Sometimes I write stuff and some other times I just think that it would be nice to write stuff.
How do I end this? Oh I forgot, I also like theater a lot.