About me

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Hibbett lab at Clark University where I am studying morphological evolution in Agaricomycetes.

I am interested in the systematics and evolution of mushroom-forming fungi. I aim to understand the processes that shape diversity as we see it today and how it is maintained through time.

I received a B.S. in Biology and a M.S. in Systematics from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México where I worked on a systematic revision of the genus Melanoleuca.

I completed my PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee in May 2016. My dissertation focused on the systematics, diversity and evolution of the suborder Tricholomatineae (Agaricales). As part of this work I described several taxonomic novelties, presented a systematic revision of the family Tricholomataceae, and investigated diversification of ectomycorrhizal fungi.

For more information visit my research and publications pages.

Contact information:

Biology Department
Clark University
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610