Dr. Susana Magallón


Biology Institute. National University of México.


Susana Magallón is interested in understanding the evolution of angiosperms, and the structural evolution of flowers. She combines information from extant and fossil species to investigate the timing of radiation of angiosperms and its major lineages; differential speciation and extinction rates among lineages and through time; the evolution of floral structure and the role of fossils to estimate it; and the relationships of seed plants, especially aimed at identifying angiosperm stem relatives. She is a research scientist and current director of the Institute of Biology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciencies, and of the National Academy of Sciencies of the U.S.A.