Elisa Cavoto

I am generally interested in evolutionary biology and population genetics. My PhD research is mainly focused
on the evolution of sex chromosomes in animals. While most cold-blooded vertebrates maintain homomorphic sex chromosomes, birds and mammals carry high differentiated sex chromosomes. Using individual-based simulations I'll try to understand how these two states can arise and coexist.

PhD in the Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne (Switzerland), under the supervision of Prof. Nicolas Perrin

Internship on wildlife management in a natural reserve in Rome (Italy)

Master Degree in Ecobiology at Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), under the supervision of Prof. Luigi Boitani and Dott. Sandro Bertolino : "Effect of seed production on red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) demography in an alpine coniferous forest"

Bachelor Degree in Biology at Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)



Member of Perrin group

Biophore - CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 41 60
Fax +41 21 692 41 65