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Education

  • March 2011: Ph.D., Biology
    granting Institution: Porto University, Faculty of Sciences (Portugal)
    research Institution: University of California, Berkeley (USA)
    Thesis title: The salamander ring species Ensatina eschscholtzii as a model to study the continuum of species formation.
  • June 2005: M.Sc., Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
    granting Institution: Porto University, Faculty of Sciences (Portugal)
    research Institution: CIBIO, Center for Research in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (Portugal)
    Thesis title: A combination of molecular markers and geographic information systems in the study of the Lacerta schreiberi hybrid zone.
  • June 2003: B.Sc. (Hons.), Biology
    granting Institution: Porto University, Faculty of Sciences (Portugal)
    Honor thesis title: Unexpected high levels of population subdivision in a morphologically conserved Mediterranean species: evidence from mtDNA and microsatellites in the Iberian Midwife Toad (Alytes cisternasii).
     

Research Interests

Evolutionary genomics, Speciation, Hybridization, Population Genomics, Experimental Evolution
 

Research Experience

  • April 2017 onwards: Assistant Professor at the Department of Evolutionary Biology, at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universita╠łt Mu╠łnchen (LMU), Munich (Germany).
  • July 2015 to March 2017: Postdoctoral Researcher. Tom Gilbert lab; Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen (Denmark).
  • October 2011 to June 2015: Postdoctoral Researcher. Ronald S. Burton lab; Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego (USA).
  • April to May 2011: Visiting Researcher. National Museum of Natural History – CSIC (Spain).
  • September 2005 to March 2011: Graduate Student/ Visiting Scholar. Wake and Moritz labs; Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley (USA).
  • August 2003 to June 2005: Lab Researcher. CIBIO, U. Porto (Portugal).
  • August 2002 to June 2003: Volunteer Undergraduate Researcher. CIBIO, U. Porto (Portugal)
     

Grants and Fellowships

  • 2016: FAPEAL, state funding from Alagoas State in Brazil.
  • 2016: PELD grant, federal funding from Brazil (CNPq).
  • 2015: Marie Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Commission
  • 2015: FISP fellowship from the University of California, San Diego
  • 2011: Postdoc fellowship from Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (fellowship declined).
  • 2011: FroSpects: European Science Foundation.
  • 2011: Synthesys: the European Union-funded Integrated Activities grant.
  • 2009: Portuguese Study Program Pinto/Fialon Scholarship at UC Berkeley.
  • 2005-2009: PhD fellowship and research grant from Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.