I am a young paleoanthropologist with a PhD in Biology, who has developed his career in the study of the evolution of the human respiratory system. Specifically, I have deep into the study of the early evolution of humans, being involved in the publication of the recently-discovered species named H. naledi. I have also studied the evolution of the respiratory system in other species such as Australopithecus or Neanderthals. Beside this, my interest go further than the study of the evolution of the respiratory system, since I have also worked in fieldwork in different archaeological sites such as Atapuerca site, Quibas and Abric Romaní, which helped me to improve my skills in archaeology and fieldwork, overal.
Even though I have done fieldwork during my dissertation (Abric Romaní, Ataperca, Quibas), it was not into the focus of my PhD and it was just something I did as a complement of my training. In this new step of my career, I would like to develop these skill in order to be able to lead my own excavation as Principal Investigator. In addition, even though during my dissertation I was the leader of small projects (such as those funded by American Museum of Natural History or Synthesys-Europe). I aim to lead a large project, which could be a long-term one, since the first campaing proposed here will led to several future campaigns that will be useful to deep into the knowledge of the evolution in Central Iberia (Castilla-La Mancha).
Finally in this project I hope to work and collabrate with international researchers, since the results will be published in international journals and presented in international meetings, in order to spread the knowledge obtained through this cave about Pleistocene evolution.