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Biologist (Bachelor's degree and Teaching license) from Universidade de São Paulo (2005). MSc. degree from Genetics and Evolutionary Biology Department from Universidade de São Paulo (2008). PhD. degree from Gulbenkian Institute, Portugal (2014). Currently is a post-doctorate at Universidade Estadual de Campinas working on the interaction of diversification and developmental hierarchies. Research experience in Quantitative Genetics, Biogeography, and Evo-Devo. Main interests: evolutionary constraints, modularity, systematics, developmental hierarchies, diversity, and islands. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
Understanding the mechanisms responsible for morphological evolution relies on knowledge of how genetic variation is translated during development, under the influence of the environment, into phenotypic variation. Which ontogenetic aspects influence the generation of morphological variation that has evolutionary significance? Specifically, we ask: does each stage in the developmental h...
Ontogeny and phylogeny occur at distinct time scales, but they influence one another. Genotype is translated into phenotype during development, under the influence of the environment, producing natural variation that is the raw material for evolution. However, development is not homogeneous, and different stages of development may impact different phenotypic traits. I will test this hyp...
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SHIRAI, Leila Teruko. Filogeografia e biogeografia da Floresta Atlântica: um estudo de caso com Didelphis aurita. 2008. Dissertação (Mestrado) - Instituto de Biociências. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo.