Dr Isabel Almudi

I am a Beatriz Galindo researcher at the Genetics, Microbiology and Statistics Department at the University of Barcelona. My research interests focus on the developmental processes that control animal morphology and how they evolved to give rise to the huge diversity of animals and their sensory and ecological adaptations.


Carlos Martín-Blanco

PhD student (co-supervised together with Prof Fernando Casares at the CABD, check his labsite here)

I am interested in understanding the genetic mechanisms of growth control during development and regeneration and its evolutionary implications. For this reason, I started my PhD  investigating these questions using the mayfly C. dipterum, which has great regenerative capabilities as a model system.


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Giulio Masiero

Giulio joined the mayfly team last year to perform his Master Thesis from the University of Trieste, in Italy

Ana Alcaina

Ana worked on her Master thesis “Comparative and genetic study to test the hypothesis of the pleural gill origin of the insect wing” with us. Currently, she is a PhD student at the López-Ríos laboratory at the CABD

Javier Figueras

He did his Master Project on “Mechanisms of organ size variation: differential gene expression analysis during the development of two fly eyes of very different sizes”. Afterwards he moved to the laboratory of Prof Alistair P. McGregor in Oxford Brookes University to pursue his PhD

Adrián López-Catalina

He joined the laboratory to perform his Final Degree Project investigating wing development in mayflies. He is currently a PhD student at the IRTA-CSIC

Isabel M. García-Fernández

She performed her Research Project investigating eye development in mayflies.