I am a biologist from São Paulo, Brazil interested in how animals develop from a single cell into a functional organism and how the underlying mechanisms of embryonic development relate to the evolution of animal forms.
Postdoc work (2017–today)
Genetic control of the cephalic furrow morphogenesis in Drosophila
Advisor: Pavel Tomancak
Institution: Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG)
Support: European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
PhD thesis (2011–2016)
Keywords: cell lineage, gene expression, bryozoans, larvae, 4d microscopy, spiral cleavage, segmentation, brachiopods, confocal imaging
Advisor: Andreas Hejnol
Institution: Sars Centre / University of Bergen
A marine biology image database with thousands of annotated photos and videos
Institution: Center for Marine Biology (CEBIMar) / University of São Paulo (USP)
Support: National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). Edital MCT/CNPq nº 42/2007 – Difusão e Popularização da C&T (processo nº 551951/2008-7).
Master’s thesis (2006–2008)
Keywords: echinoderms, sea biscuit, embryology, larvae, metamorphosis, light microscopy, life cycle, reproduction, gametogenesis.
Advisor: Alvaro Esteves Migotto
Institution: Center for Marine Biology (CEBIMar) / Department of Zoology / University of São Paulo (USP)
Support: São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)
Undergraduate thesis (2003–2004)
Characterization of coelomocyte phagocytic activity of the sea urchin Lytechinus variegatus (Lamarck, 1816) in vitro and in vivo
Advisor: José Roberto Machado Cunha da Silva
Institution: Biomedical Sciences Institute / University of São Paulo (USP)
Support: National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq / PIBIC)