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I'm a biologist (& proud Cubana!) whose passionate about protecting the earth's natural resources--such as wildlife, forests, oceans, and lakes.


My research program is focused on determining (1) origins of variation, (2) evolutionary predictability, and (3) phenotype-genotype links.


I think of research and data as powerful tools to advance our knowledge on topics that can inform science policy or aide in applied conservation.

I have worked with both endangered species (i.e., sifakas), and model organisms (i.e., threespine stickleback) to test theories and make predictions about when organisms will (or will not) adapt to ecological change. To this end, I have leveraged methods across genomics, ecology, morphology, and bioinformatics.

Currently, I'm an NSF postdoctoral fellow (PRFB) at the University of California San Diego's Biology Department. To know more about my work, please head to current research and publications.

Protanope Simulation of 06770007 2002_14

E-mail me at: etapanes (at) ucsd (dot) edu

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