My broad research aim is to study is the molecular and morphological evolution of unicellular eukaryotes across the tree of life. At present I am working with phylogenomics and genomic evolution of zoosporic fungi from both the Blastocladiomycota and Sanchytriomycota phyla. Within the lab I am developing a Marie Curie EF-IF fellowship called FungEye, on the morphological, proteomic and evolutionary characterization of a novel light-sensing organelle first described on the fungus Blastocladiella emersonii.
- Phylogenomics of a new fungal phylum reveals multiple waves of reductive evolution across Holomycota. Galindo LJ, López-García P, Torruella G, Karpov S, Moreira D. bioRxiv 2020.11.19.389700; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.11.19.389700
- Combined cultivation and single-cell approaches to the phylogenomics of nucleariid amoebae, close relatives of Fungi. Galindo LJ, Torruella G, Moreira D, Eglit Y, Simpson AGB, Völcker E, Clauß S, López-García P. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2019 Nov 25;374(1786):20190094. doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2019.0094