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Graduated (1998) in Biology (FFCLRP-USP) and obtained his Master's (2001) and Ph.D. (2005) degrees in Genetics (FMRP-USP). Obtained his Post-doctorate degree (2007) working at the Department of Medicine (Division of Clinical Immunology) from Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP-USP). At present is Associate Professor at Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto from the University of São Paulo (FFCLRP-USP), responsible for the Laboratório de Pesquisas Forenses e Genômicas (Forensic and Genomics Research Laboratory). Has experience in the fields of Genetics and Molecular Biology, particularly in Population Genetics, Human Genetics and Forensic Genetics, acting on the following subjects: genetic polymorphisms, next generation sequencing (NGS), case-control association studies, genomic ancestry, human pigmentation, forensic DNA phenotyping, Y chromosome, mitochondrial DNA, HLA (Human Leukocyte Antigens). (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
Human pigmentation is majorly determined by the presence of melanin, with more than 120 genes involved in its production, distribution and secretion by melanocytes. SNPs placed at exonic regions of such genes may result in aminoacid exchanges at the encoded protein, altering its conformation and functional properties, while SNPs placed at regulatory regions of the same genes may lead to...
HLA-G plays an important role in the modulation of the maternal immune system during pregnancy, and evidence that balancing selection acts in the promoter and 3'UTR regions has been previously reported. To determine whether selection acts on the HLA-G coding region in the Amazon Rainforest, exons 2, 3 and 4 were analyzed in a sample of 142 Amerindians from nine villages of five isolated...
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