Elena Alvarez-Buylla, Ph.D.

Title
Professor, Head of Department
Department
Department of Functional Ecology
Institution
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Address
Instituto de Ecologia, UNAM
AP Postal 70-275
City
Mexico City
Country
Mexico
E-mail
eabuylla[at]gmail.com
Website
http://www.ecologia.unam.mx/ie/academicos/alvarez/alvarez_contacto.htm
Research Field
Developmental Biology; Evolutionary Biology
Award Year
1996
Country Of Origin
Mexico
Mentor Name
Martin Yanofsky, Ph.D.

Research

We study molecular genetics and evolution of plant development. We combine evolutionary studies with comparative analyses of key genes required for plant development in species with contrasting morphologies. We are also performing functional studies of genes involved in plant development and are taking theoretical approaches using computational tools or formulae for the integration of all of the data.