Short CV/Education and training

  • 1997 – 2002
    PhD in Biology. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Spain.

  • 1999 – 1999
    Visiting PhD student. University of Cambridge. U.K.

  • 2002 – 2005
    Postdoctoral Fellow. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Spain.

  • 2005 – 2008
    Postdoctoral Fellow. Stanford University. U.S.

  • 2008 – 2011
    Research Associate. Stanford University. U.S.

  • since 2011
    Ramón y Cajal Researcher. Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF). Spain.

Selected publications

  • Ullastres, A., Petit, N., and González, J. Exploring the phenotypic space and the evolutionary history of a natural mutation in Drosophila melanogaster. Mol Biol Evol 32 (7): 1800-1814, 2015.

  • Fiston-Lavier, A.-S., Barrón, M.G., Petrov, D.A., and González, J. T-lex2: genotyping, frequency estimation and re-annotation of transposable elements using single or pooled next-generation sequencing data. Nucleic Acids Research 43 (4): e22.

  • Mateo, L., Ullastres, A. and González, J. A transposable element insertion confers xenobiotic resistance in Drosophila. PLoS Genetics 10 (8): e1004560, 2014.

  • Guio L., Barrón, M.G., and González, J. The transposable element Bari-Jheh mediates oxidative stress response in Drosophila. Molecular Ecology 23: 2020-2030, 2014.

  • Petrov, D.A., Fiston-Lavier, A.-S. Lipatov, M., Lenkov, K., and González, J. Population genomics of transposable elements in Drosophila melanogaster. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 28(5): 1633-1644, 2011.

  • González, J., Karasov, T. L., Messer P. W., and Petrov, D. A. Genome-wide patterns of adaptation to temperate environments associated with transposable elements in Drosophila PLoS Genetics 6 (4): e1000905, 2010

  • González, J., Lenkov, K., Lipatov, M., Macpherson, J. M., and Petrov, D. A. High rate of recent transposable element-induced adaptation in Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS Biology 10 (6): e251, 2008

  • González, J., Nefedov, M., Bosdet, I., Casals, F., Calvete, O., Delprat, A., Shin, H., Chiu, R., Mathewson, C., Wye, N., Hoskins, R. A., Schein, J. E., de Jong, P., and Ruiz, A. A BAC-based physical map of the Drosophila buzzatii genome. Genome Research 15 (6): 885-892, 2005.

  • González, J., Casals, F., and Ruiz, A. Duplicative and conservative transpositions of the Larval serum protein 1 genes in the genus Drosophila. Genetics 168 (1): 253-264, 2004.

  • González, J., Ranz, J. M., and Ruiz, A. Chromosomal elements evolve at different rates in the Drosophila genome. Genetics 161 (3): 1137-1154, 2002.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • New approaches to long standing questions: adaptation in Drosophila (H2020-ERC-2014-CoG).

  • Origin, diversification and diversity of metazoans, fungi and their unicellular relatives; an ecological and evolutionary approach (BFU2014-57779-P).

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE)

  • Societat Catalana de Biologia (SCB)

  • Selection Committee for the GBE Best Graduate Student Paper 2015 (SMBE)

Additional qualifications

  • Master in Genetics, 1997.


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Training in leadership skills and communication skills


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