July 12 2021 - Save the date- Join us at 8 am (COL) for Harold doctoral defense on the genetic mechanisms of trichome development in Aristolochia. meet.google.com/ukf-ajfz-iwt . You dont want to miss it!

July 7 2021 - Save the date! Join the seminar about our work in Pilostyles

Everyone is invited to attend the talk on Pilostyles on July 7th at the IPPS (


(Meeting ID: 630 8912 9985) 

Become a member: https://www.parasiticplants.org/

May 2021 - PI Natalia Pabón-Mora has promoted to full professor at the Instituto de Biologia (Universidad de Antioquia)

May 2021 - Maria Alejandra Patiño finished her undergraduate thesis

Aleja defended her thesis on flower and fruit development in Chloranthaceae... what is next? She is studying really hard for the admission exam so that she can continue in the master´s program with us!

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Carolina Rodriguez Pelayo defended her master´s thesis on Phylogenetic studies and expression patterns of LEAFY and PEBP genes in lycophytes and ferns. Advisor: Natalia Pabon Mora. Featuring in the advisory committee: Dr. Alejandra Vasco (BRIT) and Dr. Barbara Ambrose (NYBG)

May 2021 - Carolina´s virtual defense was ferntastic!

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Our research on the evolution of R2R3 MYB genes in the Aristolochiaceae has been accepted in Frontiers in Plant Science. Lear about floral color in early divergent magnoliids with really cool flowers here: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpls.2021.633227/full. We wish the first author Sarita Muñoz-Gomez a good transition to graduate school. 


April 2021 - New Publications!


Our research on the genes involved in trichome development in Aristolochia fimbriata is now published in Annals of Botany. Congrats to Harold Suarez Barón for an amazing job. Also happy to colaborate with Dr Soraya Pelaz and Dr Barbara Ambrose. If you want to see the full manuscript see here: https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcab033.

April 16 2021 - An amazing dissertation on seed coat evolution

Natalia Pabón Mora had the opportunity to be in the committee of Cecilia Zumajo -Cardona, a former member of the plant evo devo group,  who is now Dr. Zumajo Cardona!!! It was an outstanding dissertation advised by Dr Barbara Ambrose at NYBG. Dr. Zumajo Cardona is a third uninterrupted  generation of Colombian students trained at NYBG. Amazing job. Too bad we could not celebrate together. 

March 26 2021 - Participation in The Sol Meetings

We had a good time sharing our research on Solanaceae fruits last March in the Sol meetings.  Thank you Rocio DeAnna and Andres Orejuela for the invitations. See recorded talks here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvvgo153nHg&t=18s

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Feb 17 2021 - Favio Gonzalez is invited to the Jardín Botánico de Bogotá for a virtual conference on the Natural History of the Aristolochiaceae

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Dec 03 2020 - Natalia Pabon M is invited to the University of Dublin for a virtual conference. 


Nov 16 2020 - Hector graduates !

Hector Salazar Duque defended his dissertation on the anatomy and genetics of Rubiaceae fruits. We cannot be more proud of his succesful virtual talk. Amazing job!

Oct 10 2020 - Here is the link to a talk at the University of Montreal on the genetic basis of floral development in non-model species!: https://www.dropbox.com/s/f2nawoi82dm1g7s/U%20MontrealNatalia%20Pabon%20Mora.mp4?dl=0