Welcome to my personal website!

I am a biologist interested in the phenotypic evolution of animals. Put in simple words, I try to understand how animals became the way they are.

As a case study, I am focusing on the evolution of the head of living and extinct vertebrates, the back-boned animals. My goal is to determine the patterns of variation in head phenotype at broad evolutionary scale (by considering hard and soft tissues), and to determine what are the factors that underpin this variation. The approaches I follow encompass palaeontology, comparative anatomy and embryology, as well as functional morphology and biomechanics.

I am currently Research Associate in palaeobiology working in Prof. Rayfield group at the University of Bristol (UK). My current research focuses on the functional evolution of the skull during the evolution of lobe-finned fishes and early tetrapods (NERC-funded grant NE/P013090/1).