born on 28th June 1984 in Mexico City, Mexico
since 2019: Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (postdoc)
2015–2019: Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Czech Republic (Ph.D. student)
2015–2019: Ph.D. in Entomology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic.
2012–2014: Erasmus Mundus programme in Evolutionary Biology(MEME), dual degrees:
M.Sc., Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany.
M.Sc., Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France.
2008–2012: B.Sc. with Honours in Environmental Science and Outdoor Education (1st Class), University of Stirling, United Kingdom.
February–April 2017: Research internship with Dr. Magali Proffit at the Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE), Montpellier, France.
September 2014 – January 2015: Laboratory technician at Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution de Montpellier (ISEM), Université Montpellier 2, France.
March–August 2014: Research internship at Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution de Montpellier (ISEM) at Dr. Eric Imbert’s lab. Master thesis project.
March 2013 – March 2014: Research internship at the LMU Munich in Prof. Susanne S. Renner’s lab. Master thesis project.
January–December 2011: Research assistant for BeFoFu PhD project in Prof. Alistair Jump’s group at the University of Stirling, UK.
August–December 2010: Research assistant for cricket sexual selection Ph.D. project in Dr. Luc Bussière’s group at the University of Stirling, UK.
2004–2008: Various positions at Willis Reinsurance Broker, Mexico.
Academic Experience and Awards
2018: Best first-authored PhD student publication by the Institute of Entomology, Czech Academy of Science (Souto-Vilarós et al. 2018, Journal of Ecology).
2018: 2nd best talk at the Ph.D. conference of the University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic.
2018: Full scholarship to attend the 2018 Workshop on Population and Speciation Genomics, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (USD$ 1,800).
2017: Best student talk at the 6th Czech Ecological Society (CSPE) conference in Prague, Czech Republic.
2017: Best talk at the Ph.D. conference of the University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic.
2013: Member of the organizing committee of the annual Munich Graduate School for Evolutionary Genomics, Ecology and Systematics at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich.
2013: Member of the organizing committee for the MEME winter school 2013 at the Erken Laboratory, Sweden.
2012: Awarded the Erasmus Mundus Category “B” Scholarship, 2012-2014 (~USD$ 10,000).
2011: British Mountain Leader award in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the BSc with Honours in Environmental Science and Outdoor Education, University of Stirling, UK.
2011: Awarded a summer vacation scholarship as a research assistant on the study of population genetics and distribution of Solanum rostratum at the University of Stirling, UK (~USD$ 1,500).
2010: Awarded a summer vacation scholarship to conduct an independent research project in the pollination biology of Solanum dulcamara at the University of Stirling, UK (~USD$ 1,500).