Dr. PABLO DELCLOS is a postdoctoral associate in the FLIES Facility. He received his B.S. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from Rice University in 2010 and his PhD in Biology from Dr. Gil Rosenthal’s lab at Texas A&M University in 2017. Pablo’s background is in the environmental and neurogenetic mechanisms that shape mate-choice relevant behaviors. During his PhD, he used the Xiphophorus birchmanni and X. malinche swordtail fish system to study how the social environment shapes learned mating preferences and neural development in females, as well as personality-related traits in both males and females. During his time the Tomberlin lab, he will investigate the interkingdom interactions between fungi of the genus Aspergillus, corn and maize, and their microbiome communities. He will also apply behavioral and genomic methods to examine the roles of the microbial community on the development of arthropod behaviors.