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

Investigador Asociado "C" de Tiempo Completo
Departamento de Botánica, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Circuito Zona Deportiva s.n., Ciudad Universitaria, Apartado Postal 70-367. C.P. 04510.
Ciudad de México, México.

PREVIOUS AFFILIATIONS

IPICYT
Investigador Cátedra CONACYT. División de Biología Molecular. Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica, A. C. San Luis Potosí, 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 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

In press


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

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. In press. A pilot study applying the Plant Anchored Hybrid Enrichment method to New World sages (Salvia subgenus Calosphace; Lamiaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

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. In press. Phylogeny of the Neotropical sages (Salvia subgenus Calosphace; Lamiaceae) and insights into pollinator and area shifts. Plant Systematics and Evolution.

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.

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. Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: De musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y lista de especies). Mexico City. Institute of Biology, National Autonomous University of Mexico and National Commission for 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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TEACHING

2016


Molecular Systematics. Postgraduate program in Biological Sciences. Institute of Biology. National Autonomous University of Mexico.

2015


Systematics of angiosperms. Postgraduate program in Biological Sciences. Institute of Biology. National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Molecular Systematics. Postgraduate program in Biological Sciences. Institute of Biology. National Autonomous University of Mexico.

2014


Systematics of angiosperms. Postgraduate program in Biological Sciences. Institute of Biology. National Autonomous University of Mexico.

2009


Workshop of Systematics of Angiosperms. Bachelor in Biology, Faculty of Science, National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Plant biology I. Bachelor in Biology, Faculty of Science, National Autonomous University of Mexico.

2008


Plant biology I. Bachelor in Biology, Faculty of Science, National Autonomous University of Mexico.

TRAINING OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Ongoing


Luis Alfredo Meza Cahuantzi. Filogenia del grupo de Tillandsia erubescens (Bromeliaceae) con base en genes nucleares de pocas copias. Tesina de Licenciatura. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Xochimilco. Mexico. Thesis supervisor: Dr. Carolina Granados Mendoza, Co-supervisor: Dr. Beatriz González Hidalgo

2017


Sebastian Quiroga-Gonzalez. Systematics of the Epidendrum anisatum group (Orchidaceae). Bachelor thesis. Faculty of Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico. Mexico. Thesis supervisor: Dr. Carolina Granados Mendoza.

2016


Xochitl Citlalmina Granados Aguilar. Phylogenetic position of Mexican Tillandsia L. (Bromeliaceae, Poales) species. Bachelor thesis. Faculty of Higher Studies-Zaragoza, National Autonomous University of Mexico. Mexico. Thesis supervisor: Dr. Carolina Granados Mendoza, Co-supervisor: Dr. Carlos Castillejos Cruz

Thesis awarded the first place in the bachelor Taxonomy and Systematics thesis contest at the XX Congreso Mexicano de Botánica. Sociedad Botánica de México.

2013


Van Loo, T. Modifications to the potential distribution of Hydrangea seemannii L. Riley produced by climatic change. Bachelor thesis. Ghent University. Belgium. Co-supervisors: Dr. Paul Goetghebeur and Dra. Isabel Larridon .

RESEARCH STAYS

2016


Center for Anchored Phylogenomics. Florida State University. Tallahassee, Florida, United States.

2013


Plant Phylogenetics and Phylogenomics Group. Institute of Botany. Technical University of Dresden. Dresden, Germany.

2012


Botanique et bioinformatique de l' Architecture des Plantes (AMAP). Joint Research Unit (UMR). Montpellier, France.

2011


Plant Phylogenetics and Phylogenomics Group. Institute of Botany. Technical University of Dresden. Dresden, Germany.

2010


Botanique et bioinformatique de l' Architecture des Plantes (AMAP). Joint Research Unit (UMR). Montpellier, France.

Plant Phylogenetics and Phylogenomics Group. Institute of Botany. Technical University of Dresden. Dresden, Germany.

2000


Laboratory of Molecular and Experimental Evolution. Department of Evolutionary Ecology. Institute of Ecology. National Autonomous University of Mexico. Mexico City, Mexico.

1999


Laboratory of Molecular and Experimental Evolution. Department of Evolutionary Ecology. Institute of Ecology. National Autonomous University of Mexico. Mexico City, Mexico.

PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCES

2016


Granados Mendoza, C., Lemmon, A. R., Salazar, G., Hágsater, E., Magallón, S., Fragoso Martínez, I., Moriarty Lemmon, E., Hernández, H. M., Gómez-Hinostrosa, C., Sousa Sánchez, M., Sotuyo Vázquez J. S., Wanke, S. MetaPrep Anclado para Plantas: Aplicación de un método de alto rendimiento para la generación de datos filogenómicos en plantas. XX Congreso Mexicano de Botánica, Mexico City, Mexico.

Quiroga González, S., Granados Mendoza, C., Salazar, G. A., Hágsater, E., Magallón, S. Sistemática molecular del grupo Epidendrum anisatum (Orchidaceae). XX Congreso Mexicano de Botánica, Mexico City, Mexico.

Granados Aguilar, X., Granados Mendoza, C., Donadío, S., Flores-Cruz, M., Hágsater, E., Starr, J. R., Castañeda Zárate M., Castillejos Cruz, C., Magallón, S., Salazar, G. A. Posición filogenética de las especies de Tillandsia L. (Bromeliaceae, Poales) mexicanas. XX Congreso Mexicano de Botánica, Mexico City, Mexico.

Fragoso Martínez, I., Granados Mendoza, C., Salazar, G. A., Martínez Gordillo, M., Magallón, S., García Peña, M. del R., Moreno-Letelier, A., Sazatornil, F., Moriarty Lemmon, E., Lemmon, A. Estudio piloto aplicando el método del enriquecimiento híbrido anclado a salvias Neotropicales (Lamiaceae). XX Congreso Mexicano de Botánica, Mexico City, Mexico.

Hernández Gutiérrez, R., Granados Mendoza, C., Salazar, G. A., Magallón, S. Resolución de las relaciones de Malvaceae s.l. (Malvales) como un primer paso para comprender su evolución morfológica y diversificación. XX Congreso Mexicano de Botánica, Mexico City, Mexico.

Granados Mendoza, C., Salazar, G. A., Hágsater, E., van der Berg, C., Magallón, S., Moriarty Lemmon, E., Lemmon, A. R. Enhanced phylogenetic resolution of the highly-diverse Neotropical genus Epidendrum (Orchidaceae) using Anchored Hybrid Enrichment. Botany 2016, Savannah, United States.

Fragoso-Martinez, I., Salazar, G. A., Martínez-Gordillo, M., Magallón, S., Lemmon, A., Moriarty Lemmon, E., Moreno-Letelier, A., Granados Mendoza, C. A pilot study applying the Plant Anchored Hybrid Enrichment method to New World sages (Salvia subgenus Calosphace; Lamiaceae). Botany 2016, Savannah, United States.

2015


Granados Mendoza, C., S. Isnard, T. Charles-Dominique, J. Van den Bulcke, N.P. Rowe, J. Van Acker, P. Goetghebeur, M.-S. Samain. Bouldering: an alternative strategy to long-vertical climbing in root-climbing hortensias. Botany 2015, Edmonton, Canada.

Fragoso-Martinez, I., Martinez-Gordillo, M., Salazar-Chavez, G., De Luna, E., Granados Mendoza, C. Phylogeny of Salvia subgenus Calosphace section Lavanduloideae (Lamiaceae) based on a combined parsimony analysis. Botany 2015, Edmonton, Canada.

De Smet, Y., Granados Mendoza, C., Wanke, S., Goetghebeur, P., Samain, M.-S. Biodiversity research and plant breeding, a mutually beneficial relationship. 25th International EUCARPIA Symposium Section Ornamentals: CROSSING BORDERS. Melle, Belgium.

2014


Granados Mendoza, C., Naumann, J., Samain, M.-S., Goetghebeur, P., De Smet, Y., Wanke, S. On the hunt for rapidly-evolving nuclear single- or low copy loci to address shallow-scale phylogenetics in Hydrangea section Cornidia. Botany 2014, Boise, United States.

Samain, M.-S., Granados Mendoza, C., Hernández Najarro, F., Rivera Camaña, R., Cisternas Báez, M. y Martínez Salas, E. M. Diversidad y conservación del género Hydrangea L. (Hydrangeaceae) en el Neotrópico. XI Congreso Latinoamericano de Botánica. Bahía, Brazil.

2013


Granados Mendoza, C., Wanke, S., Salomo, K., Goetghebeur, P. Samain, M.-S. Facilitating wide hybridization in Hydrangea s.l. cultivars: A phylogenetic and marker-assisted breeding approach. Botany 2013, Nueva Orleans, United States..

Granados Mendoza, C., Wanke, S., Salomo, K., Goetghebeur, P. y Samain M.-S. Application of the phylogenetic informativeness method to chloroplast markers: A test case of closely related species in tribe Hydrangeeae (Hydrangeaceae). Botany 2013, Nueva Orleans, United States.

2012


Granados Mendoza, C., Wanke, S., Salomo, K., Goetghebeur, P. y Samain, M.-S. Application of the phylogenetic informativeness method to chloroplast markers: A test case of closely related species in tribe Hydrangeeae (Hydrangeaceae). 1st Annual meeting on plant ecology and evolution (AMPEE1), Meise, Belgium.

2010


Granados Mendoza, C., Ballesteros-Barrera, C., Goetghebeur, P., Samain M.-S. Conservation status of Hydrangea seemannii L. Riley (Hydrangeaceae) in Mexico: An inference based on ecological niche modelling. International Symposium of Botanical Diversity: Explorations, understanding and use, Meise, Belgium.

Samain, M.-S., Granados Mendoza, C., De Smet, Y., Goetghebeur, P. Recent Belgian plant hunting for new goals. International Symposium of Botanical Diversity: Explorations, understanding and use, Meise, Belgium.

Granados Mendoza, C., Ballesteros-Barrera, C., Goetghebeur, P., Samain M.-S. 2010. Estado de conservación de Hydrangea seemannii L. Riley (Hydrangeaceae): Una Inferencia basada en el modelado del nicho ecológico. X Congreso Latinoamericano de Botánica. La Serena, Chile.

2006


Granados Mendoza, C. 2006. Taxonomic study of the genus Tillandsia L. (Bromeliaceae) at the Sierra de Juarez (Oaxaca, Mexico). World Bromeliad Conference, San Diego, United States.

Flores-Cruz, M., Granados Mendoza, C. Estudio florístico de la familia Bromeliaceae Juss. en el estado de Oaxaca, Mexico. IX Congreso Latinoamericano de Botánica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2004


Granados Mendoza, C., Torres Colín, R. El género Tillandsia L. en la Sierra de Juárez, México. XVI Congreso Nacional de Botánica, Oaxaca, Mexico.

2003


Granados Mendoza, C., Ramírez Alfaro, M., Romero Martínez, J. A. 2003. Efecto de borde sobre la comunidad vegetal en dos sitios de la Reserva del Pedregal de San Ángel. VII Simposio estudiantil de Ecología de la Facultad de Ciencias, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.

2002


García Hernández, S., Gaytan Caballero, A., Jiménez González, G. B., Granados Mendoza, C. 2002. Influencia de la radiación solar en el tamaño de las espinas de Mammillaria cranea. V Simposio estudiantil de Ecología de la Facultad de Ciencias, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.

1999


Granados Mendoza, C. 1999. Bacterias ferrosas. IX Simposio de Biología —ENP 9- National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.

PEER REVIEW

Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad.

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

Dresden University of Technology.

Planta.

BOTANICAL EXPEDITIONS

2012

Ecuador

2011

Peru

2010

Chile

2000-2016

Mexico

ACADEMIC SEMINARS

2015


“Desentrañando historias evolutivas de linajes de plantas con flores megadiversos: ejemplos del Neotrópico”. Institute of Biology, National Autonomous University of Mexico. Mexico City, Mexico. Link

2012


“Hortensias trepadoras del nuevo mundo y sus parientes Asiáticos: Diversidad y conservación”. National Herbarium of Ecuador, Ecuadorian Museum of Natural Sciences. Quito, Ecuador.

2011


“Hortensias trepadoras del nuevo mundo y sus parientes Asiáticos: Diversidad y conservación”. Museum of Natural History of the National University of San Marcos. Lima, Peru.

2005


“Los microhábitats en las bromelias”. Center for Environmental Information and Communication North America. Mexico City, Mexico.

REFERENCE WEBSITES

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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