My primary interest is understanding the mechanics of locomotion in birds. In particular the functional morphology of the limb muscles and its implication with wing propelled locomotion(aerial and underwater flight), and recently, I expanded to walking and running as part of my postdoctoral research in the Dynamic Locomotion Group of the MPI-IS.
I obtained my PhD in Organismal Biology at the University of Manchester on January 2020, studying the biomechanics of the avian wing during locomotion. My doctoral research investigated the form and function relationship of the wing muscles and its implication with aerial and underwater flight. I employed a multimodal approach that combines traditional gross dissection and 3D imaging techniques, including micro-CT and video-based 3D photogrammetry. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Biology from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM) in 2014, where I joined the Birds Division of the MZFC as a student research assistant. During my time at the MZFC, I investigated the wing shape of migratory and non-migratory populations of the streak-backed oriole for my dissertation and assisted with fieldwork and handling the museum collections.
Our goal is to understand the principles of Perception, Action and Learning in autonomous systems that successfully interact with complex environments and to use this understanding to design future systems