- Associate Professor
- WFES 270
- (979) 458-9920
- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Biochemical Engineering in Aquatic Resources, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey-Guaymas, Mexico
- Graduate Education
- Ph.D. Ecology and Evolution, Rutgers University
Dr. Mariana Mateos joined the department in 2006. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses relating to Ecology and Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics. She also instructs within the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Interdiscplinary Research Program and the Genetics Interdisciplinary Degree Program. Dr. Mateos’s research broadly focuses in evolutionary ecology and evolutionary genetics, with the main focus of understanding the evolution of insect-bacteria associations, particularly those involving heritable endosymbionts.
Research Interests and Specializations
Evolutionary ecology, phylogenetics, phylogeography, symbiosis, microbiology, entomology, ichthyology, conservation, genetics
Mariana Mateos Lab
The Mariana Mateos Lab has a broad interest in evolutionary ecology and evolutionary genetics. Our main focus is on understanding the evolution of insect-bacteria associations, particularly those involving heritable endosymbionts. We also have a strong interest in phylogenetics and historical biogeography of diverse organisms, particularly from western Mexico.