Rommel Montúfar

Rommel Montúfar is an associate professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador. He mentored Jake during his Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in that country. Dr. Montúfar is also a director of LMI BIO-INCA, an international consortium of scientists. His current research projects include genetic diversity of Mauritia flexuosa (Arecaceae) in Yasuní National Park in Ecuador and regional genetic patterns of Oenocarpus bataua/Euterpe precatoria (Arecaceae) in northwest South America.