Verdes Gorín Aida


I am broadly interested in the diversity and evolution of marine invertebrates and the processes that originate novel convergent traits such as venom and bioluminescence. I use different methods including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, molecular evolution, phylogenetics and morphology to answer questions such as whether the same genes underlie convergent traits in unrelated organisms, or how novel features originate and what is their impact in species diversification and lineage evolution. I am currently using venom systems in marine annelids and nemerteans as model traits to investigate these questions.