Jose Barba-Montoya

I am an evolutionary biologist studying patterns of molecular evolution and diversification of plants and animals. My research combines phylogenetics/phylogenomics with systematics and ecology and uses evolutionary frameworks to infer times of species divergences to establish a timescale for the tree of life. This timescale is necessary for estimating the rates at which genes and genomes evolve. I am also focused on evaluating and developing methods of molecular clock dating. Read more about me...