Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2017
    CSIC Tenured Scientist

  • 2011 – 2017
    Ramón y Cajal Researcher. Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF). Spain

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

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

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

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

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

Selected publications

  • Bogaerts-Márquez, María; Guirao-Rico, Sara; Gautier, Mathieu; González, Josefa. Temperature, rainfall and wind variables underlie environmental adaptation in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Molecular Ecology, 30 (4), pp. 938–954, 2021.

  • Kapun, M., Barrón MG, et al Genomic analysis of European Drosophila populations reveals major longitudinal structure, continent-wide selection, and unknown DNA viruses. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 37 (9), pp. 2661-2678, 2020.

  • Villanueva-Cañas J.L., Horvath Aguilera;L. V; González, J. Diverse families of transposable elements affect the transcriptional regulation of stress-response genes in Drosophila melanogaster. Nucleic Acids Research, 2019.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

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

  • Beyond Drosophila: the role of transposable elements in adaptation in Anopheles and humans (BFU2017-82937-P)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Chair of the ESEB Outreach Fund Committee, since 2020

  • Council member of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), 2017 – 2025

  • Council member of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE), 2021 – 2023

Additional qualifications

  • Master in Genetics, 1997

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Training in leadership skills and communication skills

Other activities and achievements/family

Science outreach




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