Alejandro Gil-Gomez is a PhD student in the Ecology and Evolution Department at Stony Brook University on Long Island, New York.
His research interests include molecular evolution, phylogenetics, network biology and bioinformatics. In particular, he studies how intracellular location and protein domain structure affect the evolution of antibiotic resistance in yeast.
His work focuses on the evolution of echinocandin and azole resistance in fungi, by comparing substitution rates of drug targets.
He also studies the natural history of Candida auris, a recently described human pathogen that is pan-drug resistant.
BSc in Biology, 2016
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid