Professor of EUSES – Centre attached to the UdG.
She holds a PhD (excellent Cum Laude distinction) from the University of Barcelona (2021). Her academic record also includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Biodiversity, both from the University of Barcelona, and a Master’s Degree in Teaching in Secondary Schools, Vocational Training and Language Centres from UDIMA. Her research interest is related to the study of dental and cranial morphology and ecological adaptations of primates, hominins, and modern human populations. In the professional field, she has collaborated in the teaching of subjects at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Barcelona and the Faculty of Biosciences of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, teaching different subjects in the Bachelor’s Degrees in Biology, Genetics, Archaeology and Education. She has made several stays in foreign research centres and has actively defended her work in both national and international congresses. She has also published articles in journals with a high impact factor. Some of her main publications are presented below:
de Diego, M., Casado, A., Gómez, M., Ciurana, N., Rodríguez, P., Avià, Y., Cuesta-Torralvo, E., García, N., San José, I., Barbosa, M., de Paz, F., Pastor, J. F., & Potau, J. M. (2022). Elbow Extensor Muscles in Humans and Chimpanzees: Adaptations to Different Uses of the Upper Extremity in Hominoid Primates. Animals, 12(21), 2987. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani12212987.
Avià Y, Romero A, Estebaranz-Sánchez F, Pérez-Pérez A, Cuesta-Torralvo E, & Martínez LM. (2022). Dental topography and dietary specialization in Papionini primates. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2022.969007.
Casado A, Cuesta-Torralvo E, Pastor JF, de Diego M, Gómez M, Ciurana N, & Potau JM (2022). 3D geometric morphometric analysis of the distal radius insertion sites of the palmar radiocarpal ligaments indicates a relationship between wrist anatomy and unique locomotor behavior in Hylobates. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 178(4), 647-654. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.24568.
Cuesta-Torralvo E, Pacheco D, Martínez LM, Romero A, Umbelino C, Avià Y, & Pérez-Pérez A. (2021). Three-Dimensional Proxies to Dental Wear Characterization in a Known Age-at-Death Skeletal Collection. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 28, 1261–1275. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10816-020-09496-1.
Romero A, Ramírez-Rozzi FV, Cuesta-Torralvo E, & Pérez-Pérez A. (2019). Age- related tooth wear in African rainforest hunter-gatherers. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 170(4), 622-628. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.23934.
Ciurana N, Artells R, Muñoz C, Arias-Martorell J, Bello-Hellegouarch G, Casado A, Cuesta E, Pérez-Pérez A, Pastor JF, & Potau JM. (2017). Expression of myosin heavy chain isoforms mRNA transcripts in the temporalis muscle of common chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Annals of Anatomy, 214, 80–85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aanat.2017.08.001.