My main research interest is to use bioinformatic and molecular biology to answer exciting evolutionary questions. In this sense, I’ve been open to work with multiple organisms and topics.
Currently, in my Postdoc project at University of Brussels, I'm the bioinformatician responsible for the gene expression and comparative analyses in a study about heat adaptation in ants (Ant adaptation to Hot and Arid Areas). In this study we look for gene expression and protein level responses to heat in the Cataglyphis and other dessertic ants species. In parallel, I’m involved in the following studies:
[2018-current] PhD student from University of São Paulo. I co-advisor Paulo is his PhD project, where he searches for genes related to parasitic behaviour in bees through transcriptomic data.
[2015-2018] I have advissed Larissa during her bachelor in biology. She looked for general patterns of gene expression in bee nurses and now she inspires others being a Biology teacher <3.