Lab members: Carlos Pardo


Carlos Pardo

I have a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the Universidad de los Andes, in Colombia, where I was associated with the Mycology and Plant Pathology lab led by Silvia Restrepo. The focus of my research at Duke is mainly on the systematics of a section of tripartite lichens of the genus Peltigera. I’m using molecular data and a variety of phylogenetic methods to explore species boundaries of the mycobionts as well the molecular diversity of the photobionts in order to detect patterns of specificity among symbionts.