Elizabeth Borda

Elizabeth Borda

Assistant Professor
College Of Arts And Sciences
Department of Life Sciences
Science and Technology Building, Room 311C

210-784-2811   |eborda@tamusa.edu

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As an evolutionary biologist, Dr. Liz Borda’s research focuses on the use of integrative systematic approaches, including genetic, genomic, phylogenetic, ecological and morphological evaluations, to uncover the evolutionary processes that drive diversity, shape life history strategies, adaptations and biogeographic distributions to improve our knowledge of tropical terrestrial, freshwater, and marine invertebrate species found in biodiversity hotspots around the world.

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Recent Publications

  1. 2021. Müller J, Schumacher A, Borda E, Rouse GW, Bartolomaeus T and Tilic E. “Brittleworms”: Ultra-structure and arrangement of the calcified chaetae of Euphrosine (Amphinomida, Annelida). Invertebrate Biology. 140(4): e12353.
  2. 2021. [Book Chapter] Yáñez-Rivera B and Borda E. Amphinomidae Savigny 1818. In: Poliquetos (Annelida: Polychaeta) de México y América Tropical, con un adendum a los Clitelata, 2a Ed. de León-González JA, Bastida-Zavala JR, Carrera-Parra LF, García-Garza ME, Salazar-Vallejo SI, Solís-Weiss V and Tovar-Hernández MA (Eds.).  Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, México.
  3. 2021. [Book Chapter] Yáñez-Rivera B and Borda E. Euphrosinidae Williams, 1851. In: Poliquetos (Annelida: Polychaeta) de México y América Tropical, con un adendum a los Clitelata, 2a Ed. de León-González JA, Bastida-Zavala JR, Carrera-Parra LF, García-Garza ME, Salazar-Vallejo SI, Solís-Weiss V and Tovar-Hernández MA (Eds.).  Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, México.
  4. 2021. [Research Note] Stegenga BS, Jarboe A, Stevenson DJ and Borda E. Parasitism of the Two-toed Amphiuma (Amphiuma means Garden) by the macrobdellid leech Macrobdella ditetra Moore. Southeastern Naturalist 20 (1), N1
  5. 2020. Ávila-García A, Sánchez CA, Borda E, González-Acosta B, Huato-Soberanis L, and Gómez-Gutiérrez J. From five to one: Sandyella species (Palaemonidae) are distinct ontogenetic stages of a single species. Zoologica Scripta 49(4): 488-498
  6. 2019. [Book Chapter] Schulze A, Hipes J, Borda E and Rice ME. Who's who in sipunculans? Matching larvae and adults using DNA. Smithsonian Contributions to Marine Science
  7. 2019. Siddall ME, Barkdull M, Tessler M, Brugler MR, Borda E, and Hekkala E. Ideating iDNA: Lessons and limitations from leeches in legacy collections. PLOS ONE. 14 (2), e0212226
  8. 2018. Gonzalez BC, Martinez A, Borda E, Iliffe TM, Fontaneto D and Worsaae K. Phylogeny and systematics of the Aphroditiformia based on total evidence. Cladistics. 34 (3), 225-259.
  9. 2017. Gonzalez BC, Martinez A, Borda E, Iliffe TM, Fontaneto D and Worsaae K. Genetic spatial structure of an anchialine annelid indicates the presence of a crevicular spelean corridor within - but not between - islands of the Great Bahama Bank. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 109, 259-270.
  10. 2016. Tessler M, Barrio A, Borda E, Rood-Goldman R, Hill M and Siddall ME. Description of an extant soft-bodied invertebrate with microcomputed tomography and phylogenetic revision of duognathous terrestrial leeches (Haemadipsidae: Chtonobdella). Zoological Scripta. 45 (5), 552-565.

Courses Teaching

Subject Number Section Description Term Syllabus
BIOL 3402 01L Evolution Lab Spring 2022 Syllabi
BIOL 1306 4 Gen Biology I-Attr Living Sys Spring 2022 Syllabi
BIOL 3104 503 Research Experience in Biology Spring 2022 Syllabi
BIOL 4304 506 Undergrad Research in Biology Spring 2022 Syllabi
BIOL 3402 02L Evolution Lab Spring 2022 Syllabi
BIOL 3402 1 Evolution Spring 2022 Syllabi