About

Bruno C. Vellutini

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)

Comparative development of spiralian larvae

Keywords: cell lineage, gene expression, bryozoans, larvae, 4d microscopy, spiral cleavage, segmentation, brachiopods, confocal imaging
Website: http://phd.organelas.com/
Advisor: Andreas Hejnol
Institution: Sars Centre / University of Bergen

Cifonauta (2009–2011)

A marine biology image database with thousands of annotated photos and videos

Website: http://cifonauta.cebimar.usp.br/
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)

Development and reproductive cycle of the sea biscuit Clypeaster subdepressus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) from São Sebastião, SP

Keywords: echinoderms, sea biscuit, embryology, larvae, metamorphosis, light microscopy, life cycle, reproduction, gametogenesis.
Website: http://mestrado.organelas.com/
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 InstituteUniversity of São Paulo (USP)
Support: National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq / PIBIC)