Jorge Humberto Medina-Durán

Ph.D. Student


  • Jorge's C.V.
  • Hi! I’m Jorge. I started my PhD studies in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Texas A&M on Fall 2019 under the guidance of Dr. Song. Prior to the starting of my PhD, I completed a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master of Biological Sciences, both working with interactions between protists (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinorida) and Orthoptera at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). I am broadly interested in macroevolutionary processes, so my PhD dissertation aims to continue the study of parasite-insect interactions combining field work and molecular experiments to understand aspects such as its diversity, parasite effect in the hosts, and its coevolution. In my spare time I like to do a variety of things such as traveling, biking, hiking, drawing and raising cool bugs. Please feel free to contact me or stop by the lab if you are interested in cool parasites or awesome insects!