Gilberto Alejandro Álvarez Canales

master student

Gilberto Alejandro Álvarez Canales

Evolution affects individual proteins, genes and regulatory elements. All of these have interactions and evolutionary processes also act on the resulting networks. Gene regulatory networks are key for the evolution of phenotypic traits, but the evolution of these networks is not well understood. To gain more information about this process I'm focusing on the evolution of microRNA regulatory networks. I want to compare how the connectivity of these networks changes in organisms under different selective pressures, for instance during adaptive radiation.