• Bio and CV

    I am currently a CNRS Researcher (Postdoc) at the Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris, France)...

  • Research

    My research is broadly focused on phenotypic evolution and morphometric methods


I am an evolutionary biologist, currently working as a CNRS researcher at the Institute de Biologie de l’Ecole Normale Superieure, which is a section of the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. In January 2020 I will start my lab at the University of Portsmouth.

I have worked on multiple groups of organisms, but particularly fish. I have methodological expertise in the analysis of biological form (morphometrics), as well as in using phenotypic data in combination with genomics and transcriptomics.

Selected publications

Divergent allometric trajectories in gene expression and coexpression produce species differences in sympatrically speciating Midas cichlid fish

Fruciano, C., Meyer, A., Franchini, P. 2019.

The soft explosive model of placental mammal evolution

Phillips, M.J., Fruciano, C. 2018.

Genetic linkage of adaptive traits in sympatrically speciating Midas cichlid fish

Fruciano, C.*, Franchini, P.*, Kovacova, V., Elmer, K., Henning, F., Meyer, A. 2016.

Measurement error in geometric morphometrics

Fruciano, C. 2016.

Genomic architecture of ecologically divergent body shape in a pair of sympatric crater lake cichlid fishes

Franchini, P.*, Fruciano, C.*, Spreitzer, M.L., Jones, J.C., Elmer, K.R., Henning, F., Meyer, A. 2014.

Resampling-based approaches to study variation in morphological modularity

Fruciano, C., Franchini, P., Meyer, A., 2013.

Geographic morphological variation within and between colour phases in Coris julis (L. 1758), a protogynous marine fish.

Fruciano, C., Tigano, C., Ferrito, V., 2011.
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