Position title: Ph.D. (2010-2015)
Background & Research Interests: A native of Colombia, Alejandro’s research interests are systematics, biogeography and evolution of tropical aroids, in particular the subfamily Monsteroideae and the Neotropical genus Monstera. His research integrates a monographic revision and an evolutionary analysis of this Neotropical genus. Alejandro’s education in the USA was funded in part through a Fullbright fellowship administered by LASPAU.
Dissertation: “Evolution of the family Araceae in the tropics: Patterns of diversification rates, biogeography and morphological evolution at different taxonomical and geographical scales” Defended May 2015
Current Status: Dr. Zuluaga is now on the faculty at Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia