At the end of my degree I became fascinated by xenarthrans, as they are so unique, mostly unknown, strange mammals. In consequence, I did my PhD developing ecomorphological analysis (using geometric morphometrics) and body mass estimation on mainly Pleistocene gliptodonts and ground sloths. As so many ecological and physiological characteristics correlate with body mass, accurate estimations are very important in palaeontology.
Despite my personal obsession with xenarthrans, I like to collaborate with colleagues working with other vertebrates, always a good occasion to get new points of view and to learn more about animal diversity and evolution.
In 2012 I started with two friends the project of Transmitting Science. Working outside the Academia, but tightly involved with it, has been (and is) an amazing experience that allows me to learn, interact with a lot of very nice and interesting people, and to work hand by hand with an awesome team :).
Research topics: Body mass estimation, geometric morphometrics, finite element analysis, comparative phylogenetic methods, ecomorphology, functional analysis, Xenarthra.