In Yosemite Valley

Meet Dr. Rosana Zenil-Ferguson, a statistician that fell in love with plants and evolution!

Rosana is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Idaho working in the development of phylogenetic comparative methods. She creates statistical tools to understand how and how quickly chromosome numbers and genome sizes change in angiosperms. She is interested in developing tools that allow for statistical inference of difficult biological datasets and collaborates with students and researchers in diverse topics in Ecology and Evolution. Rosana advocates for a diverse and inclusive academic environment where women and URM students can be integrated and respected.