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Diego San Mauro is an evolutionary biologist at the Natural History Museum, London
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Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD

Biography

Research career

  • Marie Curie Post-doctoral fellow, The Natural History Museum, London, UK, 2010-2012
  • Post-doctoral fellow (FECYT/MICINN, Spain), The Natural History Museum, London, UK, 2008-2010
  • Post-doctoral fellow, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), Madrid, Spain, 2007
  • PhD student, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), Madrid, Spain, 2002-2006.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Biological Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, 2006
  • MSc (DEA equivalent), Biological Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, 2003
  • BSc, Zoology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 2001

Research

Interests

I am interested in molecular phylogenetics and evolution of metazoans, particularly of amphibians. During my research career, I have used mitochondrial genomes and nuclear genes to unfold the phylogeny and systematics of caecilians and frogs, and, ultimately, to study the origin and early diversification of the major lineages of living amphibians. I am also interested in the molecular and evolutionary dynamics of the mitochondrial genome, and in the phylogenetic performance of nuclear and mitochondrial genes. Recently, I have also become particularly interested in phylogenetic experimental design, and methodology to most efficiently reconstruct large-scale phylogenies.

Research lines

Molecular Phylogenetics, Molecular Systematics, Molecular Evolution, Phylogenetic Experimental Design, Mitogenomics, Comparative Genomics, Phylogeography, Amphibians, Caecilians, Vertebrates

Publications

2011
  • Doherty-Bone T.M., Kebuh Ndifon R., San Mauro D., Wilkinson M., LeGrand G.N., Gower D.J. ( 2011 ) Systematics and ecology of the caecilian Crotaphatrema lamottei (Nussbaum) (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Scolecomorphidae) Journal of Natural History 45 : 827-841 . 10.1080/00222933.2010.535921
  • Gower D.J, Papadopoulou A., Doherty-Bone T.M., Pupin F., San Mauro D., Loader S.P., Wilkinson M. ( 2011 ) The systematics of Boulengerula fischeri (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Caeciliidae) based on morphological and molecular data Zootaxa 2767 : 14-24 .
  • Gower D.J., San Mauro D., Giri V., Bata G., Govindappa V., Kotharambath R., Oommen O.V., Fatih F.A., Mackenzie-Dodds J.A., Nussbaum R.A., Biju S.D., Shouche Y.S., Wilkinson M. ( 2011 ) Molecular systematics of caeciliid caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona) of the Western Ghats, India Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59 : 698-707 . 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.03.002
  • Irisarri I., Vences M., San Mauro D., Glaw F., Zardoya R. ( 2011 ) Reversal to air-driven sound production revealed by a molecular phylogeny of tongueless frogs, family Pipidae BMC Evolutionary Biology 11 : 114 . 10.1186/1471-2148-11-114
  • San Mauro D. ( 2011 ) Anfibios, In: El árbol de la vida: Sistemática y evolución de los seres vivos . Reverté : Barcelona , In press .
  • Wilkinson M., San Mauro D., Sherratt E., Gower D.J. ( 2011 ) A nine-family classification of caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona) Zootaxa 2874 : 41-64 .
2010
  • Irisarri I., San Mauro D., Green D.M., Zardoya R. ( 2010 ) The complete mitochondrial genome of the relict frog Leiopelma archeyi: insights into the root of the frog Tree of Life Mitochondrial DNA 21 : 173-182 . 10.3109/19401736.2010.513973
  • San Mauro D., Agorreta A. ( 2010 ) Molecular systematics: A synthesis of the common methods and the state of knowledge Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 15 : 311-341 . 10.2478/s11658-010-0010-8
  • San Mauro, D. ( 2010 ) A multilocus timescale for the origin of extant amphibians Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56 : 554-561 . 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.04.019
2009
  • Albert E.M., San Mauro D., García-París M., Rüber L., Zardoya R. ( 2009 ) Effect of taxon sampling on recovering the phylogeny of squamate reptiles based on complete mitochondrial genome and nuclear gene sequence data Gene 441 : 12-21 . 10.1016/j.gene.2008.05.014
  • San Mauro D., Gower D.J., Massingham T., Wilkinson M., Zardoya R., Cotton J.A. ( 2009 ) Experimental design in caecilian systematics: Phylogenetic information of mitochondrial genomes and nuclear rag1 Systematic Biology 58 : 425-438 . 10.1093/sysbio/syp043
2007
  • Carroll R.L., San Mauro D. ( 2007 ) The ancestry of modern amphibians Journal of Morphology 268 : 1057 . 10.1002/jmor.10589
  • San Mauro D. ( 2007 ) Molecular data and the ancestry of living amphibians Journal of Morphology 268 : 1127 . 10.1002/jmor.10589
2006
  • Gissi C., San Mauro D., Pesole G., Zardoya R. ( 2006 ) Mitochondrial phylogeny of Anura (Amphibia): a case study of congruent phylogenetic reconstruction using amino acid and nucleotide characters Gene 366 : 228-237 . 10.1016/j.gene.2005.07.034
  • San Mauro D., Gower D.J., Zardoya R., Wilkinson M. ( 2006 ) A hotspot of gene order rearrangement by tandem duplication and random loss in the vertebrate mitochondrial genome Molecular Biology and Evolution 23 : 227-234 . 10.1093/molbev/msj025
2005
  • San Mauro D., Vences M., Alcobendas M., Zardoya R., Meyer A. ( 2005 ) Initial diversification of living amphibians predated the breakup of Pangaea American Naturalist 165 : 590-599 . 10.1086/429523
2004
  • San Mauro D., García-París M., Zardoya R. ( 2004 ) Phylogenetic relationships of discoglossid frogs (Amphibia: Anura: Discoglossidae) based on complete mitochondrial genomes and nuclear genes Gene 343 : 357-366 . 10.1016/j.gene.2004.10.001
  • San Mauro D., Gower D.J., Oommen O.V., Wilkinson M., Zardoya R. ( 2004 ) Phylogeny of caecilian amphibians (Gymnophiona) based on complete mitochondrial genomes and nuclear RAG1 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 33 : 413-427 . 10.1016/j.ympev.2004.05.014
2003
  • Fernández-Juricic E., Campagna C., San Mauro D. ( 2003 ) Variations in the arrangement of South American sea lion (Otaria flavescens) male vocalizations during the breeding season: Patterns and contexts Aquatic Mammals 29 : 289-296 . Aquatic Mammals