CAROLINA GRANADOS MENDOZA

Evolutionary Biologist

CURRICULUM VITAE

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Systematics of angiosperms.
Systematics and evolution of Bromeliaceae and Hydrangeaceae.
Evolution of recently diverged lineages.
Application of genomic resources to plant phylogenetics

CURRENT AFFILIATIONS

Research Associate "C", Full Time
Department of Botany, Biology Institute, National Autonomous University of México.
Circuito Zona Deportiva s.n., Ciudad Universitaria, Apartado Postal 70-367. C.P. 04510.
Ciudad de México, México.

PREVIOUS AFFILIATIONS

IPICYT
CONACYT Research Chair. Division of Molecular Biology. Potosino Institute of Scientific & Technological Research A. C. San Luis Potosí City, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
Academic Staff: Link.
2016-2017
UNAM
Botany Department. Institute of Biology, National Autonomous University of Mexico. Mexico City, Mexico.
Host researcher: Dr. Gerardo A. Salazar Chávez.
2014-2016
TUDresden
Plant Phylogenetics and Phylogenomics Group. Institute of Botany, Technical University of Dresden. Dresden, Germany.
Host researcher: Dr. Stefan Wanke.
2014

NATIONAL RESEARCH SYSTEM, CONACYT

Appointments
National Researcher (Level 1)
2019-2021
National Researcher Candidate
2016-2018

ACADEMIC DEGREES

Doctor of Science: Biology
UGent - 2013


Research Group Spermatophytes.
Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium.
Thesis: Tree top climbing. Towards an evolutionary tree of Hydrangea section Cornidia.
Supervisors: Dr. Paul Goetghebeur , Dr. Marie-Stéphanie Samain and Dr. Paul De Vos.

Master in Biological Sciences (Systematics).
UNAM - 2008


Institute of Biology, National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Thesis: Systematic of the Tillandsia macdougallii complex (Bromeliaceae).
Supervisor: Dr. Gerardo A. Salazar Chávez.

Bachelor in Biology
UNAM - 2005


Faculty of Science, National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Thesis: Taxonomic study of the genus Tillandsia L. (Bromeliaceae) in the Sierra de Juarez (Oaxaca, Mexico).
Supervisor: Dr. Jaime Jiménez Ramírez.

PUBLICATIONS

2020


Flores-Cruz, M., Vázquez-Hurtado, N. B., Torres-Colín, R., Tinoco-Berrios, I. M., Granados Mendoza. C. 2020. A new Tillandsia (Tillandsioideae, Bromeliaceae) species from the Copalita river canyon, Oaxaca, Mexico. Phytotaxa, 459(4): 276 - 284.

Granados Mendoza, C., Jost, M., Hágsater, E., Magallón, S., van den Berg, C., Moriarty Lemmon, E., Lemmon, A., Salazar, G., Wanke, S. 2020. Target nuclear and off-target plastid hybrid enrichment data inform a range of evolutionary depths in the orchid genus Epidendrum. Frontiers in Plant Science 10: 1761.

2019


Bordenave, C. D., Granados Mendoza, C., Jiménez-Bremont, J. F., Gárriz, A., Rodríguez, A. A. 2019. Defining novel plant polyamine oxidase subfamilies through molecular modeling and sequence analysis. BMC Evolutionary Biology 19: 28.

2018


Fragoso-Martínez, I., Martínez-Gordillo, M., Salazar, G. A., Sazatornil, F., Jenks, A. A., García Peña, M. R., Barrera-Aveleida, G., Benítez-Vieyra, S., Magallón, S., Cornejo-Tenorio, G., Granados Mendoza, C. 2018. Phylogeny of the Neotropical sages (Salvia subgenus Calosphace; Lamiaceae) and insights into pollinator and area shifts. Plant Systematics and Evolution 304: 43-55.

2017


De Smet, Y., De Clerck, O., Uemachi, T., Granados Mendoza, C., Wanke, S., Goetghebeur, P., Samain, M.-S. 2017. Multilocus coalescent species delimitation to evaluate traditionally defined morphotypes in Hydrangea sect. Asperae (Hydrangeaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 114: 415 – 425.

Wanke, S., Granados Mendoza, C., Müller, S., Paizanni Guillén, A., Neinhuis, C., Lemmon, A. R., Moriarty Lemmon, E., Samain, M.-S. 2017. Recalcitrant deep and shallow nodes in Aristolochia (Aristolochiaceae) illuminated using anchored hybrid enrichment. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 117:111-123.

Fragoso-Martínez, I., Salazar, G.A., Martínez-Gordillo, M., Magallón, S., Sánchez-Reyes, L., Moriarty Lemmon, E., Lemmon, A.R., Sazatornil, F., Granados Mendoza, C. 2017. A pilot study applying the Plant Anchored Hybrid Enrichment method to New World sages (Salvia subgenus Calosphace; Lamiaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 117:124-134.

Granados Mendoza, C., Granados-Aguilar, X., Donadío, S., Salazar, G.A., Flores-Cruz, M., Hágsater, E., Starr, J. R., Ibarra-Manríquez, G., Fragoso-Martínez, I., Magallón, S. 2017. Geographic structure in two highly diverse lineages of Tillandsia (Bromeliaceae). Botany 95(7):641-651.

2016


Granados Mendoza, C., Salazar, G. A., Flores-Cruz María. 2016. A new species of the Mexican Tillandsia erubescens Group (Bromeliaceae). Phytotaxa 260 (1):57-65.

2015


De Smet, Y., Granados Mendoza, C., Wanke, S., Goetghebeur, P., Samain, M.-S. 2015. Molecular phylogenetics and new (infra) generic classification to alleviate polyphyly in tribe Hydrangeeae (Hydrangeaceae, Cornales). Taxon 64(4): 741–753.
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Granados Mendoza, C., Naumann, J., Samain, M.-S., Goetghebeur, P., De Smet, Y., Wanke, S. 2015. A genome-scale mining strategy for recovering novel rapidly-evolving nuclear single-copy genes for addressing shallow-scale phylogenetics in Hydrangea. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15: 132.
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2014


Granados Mendoza, C., Isnard, S., Charles-Dominique, T., Van den Bulcke, J., Rowe, N.P., Van Acker, J., Goetghebeur, P., Samain, M.-S. 2014. Bouldering: an alternative strategy to long-vertical climbing in root-climbing hortensias. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 11: 20140611.
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2013


Granados Mendoza C., Wanke S., Salomo K., Goetghebeur P., Samain M.-S. 2013. Application of the phylogenetic informativeness method to chloroplast markers: A test case of closely related species in tribe Hydrangeeae (Hydrangeaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66: 233–242.
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Granados Mendoza C., Wanke S., Goetghebeur P., Samain M.-S. 2013. Facilitating wide hybridization in Hydrangea s.l. cultivars: A phylogenetic and marker-assisted breeding approach. Molecular Breeding 32: 233–239.
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Granados Mendoza C. 2013. Tree top climbing. Towards an evolutionary tree of Hydrangea section Cornidia. ISBN: 978-94-6197-171-5.
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2011


Flores-Cruz M., Granados Mendoza C. 2011. Bromeliaceae Juss. In: García-Mendoza A., Meave J. A., eds. Floristic diversity of Oaxaca: From moss to angiosperms ( collections & list of species). México City. Biology Institute, National Autonomous University of Mexico & National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity. 352 pp.
ISBN: 978-607-02-3786-7.

2007


Granados Mendoza C. 2007. Taxonomic study of the genus Tillandsia L. (Bromeliaceae) in the Sierra de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico. Journal of the Bromeliad Society 57: 6–11.
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TRAINING OF HUMAN RESOURCES

PhD theses supervision:


Ongoing. Andrés Rossado. Phylogeny, diversification & historical biogeography of Tillandsia subg. Diaphoranthema (Bromeliaceae, Poales). PhD. Thesis. Basic Sciences Development Program. University of the Republic in Montevideo, Uruguay. Dissertation director: PhD. Carolina Granados Mendoza. Dissertation Co-director: PhD. Mauricio Bonifacino.

Master’s degree theses supervision:


Ongoing. Sandra Itzel Vera Paz. Phylogenomycs and historical biogeography of Tillandsia subg. Tillandsia (Bromeliaceae, Poales). Master’s thesis. Biology Institute. Postgraduate in Biological Sciences, UNAM. México. Dissertation Director: PhD. Carolina Granados Mendoza.

Ongoing: Daniel David Díaz Contreras Díaz. Evolution of photosynthetic metabolisms and its role in diversifying of Tillandsia subg. Tillandsia (Bromeliaceae, Poales). Master’s thesis. Biology Institute. Postgraduate in Biological Science, UNAM. México. Dissertation Director: PhD. Carolina Granados Mendoza.

2019. Wegener, J. 2019. First Aristolochia s. str. plastome phylogenomic analysis by mining whole genome and genome skimming data, as well as anchored enrichment data. Master’s Thesis. Technical University of Dresden. Germany. Dissertation Directors: PhD. Stefan Wanke and PhD. Carolina Granados Mendoza.

Bachelor’s theses supervision


Ongoing. Claudia Angélica Montes Azcue. Alternative dating for groups with little representation in the fossil record: the case of the Bromeliaceae family . Bachelor’s Thesis. Faculty of Higher Education, Campus Zaragoza. UNAM. México City, México. Dissertation Director: PhD. Carolina Granados Mendoza.

Ongoing: Ingrid Magali Tinoco Berrios. Review of morphological variation of stigma in Tillandsia subg. Tillandsia (Bromeliaceae). Bachelor’s Thesis. Science Faculty, UNAM, México. Dissertation director: PhD. Carolina Granados Mendoza.

2017. Luis Alfredo Meza Cahuantzi. Phylogeny of the Tillandsia erubescens-group (Bromeliaceae) based on low-copy nuclear genes. Bachelor’s Thesis. Metropolitan Autonomous University, Campus Xochimilco, México City, México. External thesis advisor: PhD. Carolina Granados Mendoza, Internal thesis advisor: PhD. Beatriz González Hidalgo.

2017. Sebastián Quiroga-González. Systematics of the Epidendrum anisatum group (Orchidaceae). Bachelor’s thesis. Science Faculty, UNAM. México. Dissertation director: PhD. Carolina Granados Mendoza. xico. Thesis supervisor: Dr. Carolina Granados Mendoza.

2016. Xóchitl Citlalmina Granados Aguilar. Phylogenetic position of the genus Tillandsia L. (Bromeliaceae, Poales) in Mexico. Bachelor’ thesis. Faculty of Higher education, Campus Zaragoza, UNAM. México. Dissertation director: PhD. Carolina Granados Mendoza, Internal thesis advisor: PhD. Carlos Castillejos Cruz

Thesis awarded the first place in the bachelor Taxonomy and Systematics thesis contest at the XX Mexican Congress of Botany . Botanical Society of Mexico


2013. Van Loo, T. Areaalwijziging onder invloed van klimaatverandering bij Hydrangea seemannii L. Riley [Modifications to the potential distribution of Hydrangea seemannii L. Riley produced by climatic change. Bachelor's thesis. Ghent University. Belgium. Co-supervisors: Dr. Paul Goetghebeur and Dra. Isabel Larridon .

Higher technical level


2018. Gilberto Vargas Salas. Geometric morphometry of calyx of selected species of Tillandsia subg. Tillandsia (Bromeliaceae, Poales).Higher technical thesis. Technological University of Xicotepec of Juárez. External thesis advisor: PhD. Carolina Granados Mendoza. Internal thesis advisor: PhD. Alma Yolanda Vázquez Sánchez.

2018. Luz Natalia García Juárez. Stigma type characterization of selected species of Tillandsia subg. Tillandsia (Bromeliaceae. Poales). Higher technical thesis. Technological University of Xicotepec of Juárez. External thesis advisor: PhD. Carolina Granados Mendoza. Internal thesis advisor: PhD. Alma Yolanda Vázquez Sánchez.

2018. Marco Antonio Rodríguez Morales. Evolution of photosynthetic metabolisms in two lineages of Tillandsia (Bromeliaceae, Poales) distributed in the extreme south and north of the Neotropical region. Higher technical thesis. Technological University of Xicotepec of Juárez. External thesis advisor: PhD. Carolina Granados Mendoza. Internal thesis advisor: PhD. Alma Yolanda Vázquez Sánchez.

RESEARCH PROJECTS FUNDED

Ongoing. Phylogenomics of Tillandsia subg. Tillandsia (Bromeliaceae, Poales): generate massive data from nuclear & chloroplast genomes. Projects funded: PAPIIT-DGAPA-UNAM.
Oct. 2018-ongoing. Phylogenomycs, diversification & historical biogeography of Tillandsia subgen. Tillandsia (Bromeliaceae, Poales): unveiling the evolutionary radiation. Funder: Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología. Investigación Científica Básica 2016.
Nov. 2018- ongoing. ERASMUS KA 107: ICM (International Credit Mobility) - Internships and Personnel Mobility with Partner Countries. Funder: Erasmus + Programme of the European Union. Main Research: PhD. Carolina Granados Mendoza (IB-UNAM, México) and PhD. Stefan Wanke (Technical University Dresden (TUDresden), Alemania).

ACADEMIC REFERENCES

Research Group Spermatophytes
Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium.
Botany Department
Institute of Biology, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico.
Plant Phylogenetics and Phylogenomics Group
Institute of Botany, Technical University of Dresden, Germany.

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