Hugo F. Gante

PostDoc in the group of Walter Salzburger.

Research interest

I am interested in different aspects of evolutionary biology, including genomics of speciation, population and conservation genetics, phylogenetics and phylogeography, sensory ecology and animal communication. More broadly, I am interested in the processes that underlie biological diversification and adaptation (species formation and persistence, from genomic and ecologic perspectives).
My previous work has focused mostly in the analysis of natural hybridization among freshwater fish species and evolution of reproductive isolation, phylogenetic relationships and phylogeographic patterns. Currently, I am investigating the molecular architecture of a pigmentation trait in cichlid species of the Neolamprologus brichardi/pulcher complex, and its role in communication, reproductive isolation and evolution.

Curriculum vitae

2009 - Present

Postdoctoral Researcher: University of Basel

2004 - 2009

PhD in Biology: School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University (Dr. Thomas E. Dowling and Dr. Maria Judite Alves, advisors)

2002 - 2003

Research Fellow in the Project “Speciation in the genus Barbus in the Iberian Peninsula: phylogeography and reticulate evolution”, MNHN, Lisbon, Portugal

1996 - 2001

B.Sc. in Biology Science Faculty, University of Lisbon (five-year degree – Licenciatura; Dr. Maria Manuela Coelho and Dr. Maria João Collares-Pereira, honors thesis advisors)