Francisco Vergara-Silva holds a PhD in Biology form the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He was a Postdoc at University of Uppsala, at the Natural History Museum & Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London, and at the Institute of Ecology in Veracruz. He currently is a full researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
His main research topics deal with the history, philosophy and sociology of evolutionism, both in biology as well as in the human sciences -especially anthropology. He also collaborates in biological systematics-oriented projects in select taxonomic families and genera of the Mexican and Latin American flora.