Posdoctoral fellowships available
Dr. Guadalupe Andraca
My research focuses in the analysis of the factors promoting or constraining the dispersal and establishment of invasive species. Using the prickly pear moth Cactoblastis cactorum as a model system, I study the intra and interpopulation neutral genetic distribution to assess possible routes of expansion of this invasive species. In addition, using genomic tools I am searching for candidate genes that would allow this species to colonize and establish in new areas.