Hi, my name is Marianna and I am an evolutionary biologist and geneticist. I am interested in the genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying the evolution of adaptive traits.

I did my PhD in Marseille, France where I studied how a pest fruit fly of fresh fruit evolved its egg-laying preference for fresh fruit (Benjamin Prud'homme lab).

I am now doing a postdoc in Berkeley, USA where I study how a community of insects adapted to toxic cardenolide-producing plants (Noah Whiteman lab).

​I keep a dream project to work one day on the chemical language of ants and study their dialects.....

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