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Federico David Brown Almeida


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Biociências (IB)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

He is currently Assistant Professor at the Universidade de São Paulo. He graduated from his undergrad at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (2001), and his PhD at the University of Washington (2008). He did a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology (2008-2010). He worked as Assistant Professor at the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia (2010-2013). Current research projects include: (1) evolution of stem cells, regeneration and coloniality in marine chordates (i.e. ascidians); (2) troglomorphism in planarians; and (3) evolution of behaviors in nematodes. Former Fulbright Scholar (2002-2004), American Heart Association Fellow (2006-2008), and Max Planck Institute Fellow (2008-2010). Elected Member of the Ecuadorean Academy of Sciences (2016), and Young Affiliate Member for the The World Academy of Science (2013-2018). The Government of Ecuador awarded him a Prometeo Professorship, with distinction (2012). He helped establish the PanAmerican Society of Evo-Devo and the Colombian Society for Developmental Biology. Member of the Board for the Latin American Society for Developmental Biology (2010-2013 and 2018- ). Serves as Associate Editor for EvoDevo and Neotropical Biodiversity, Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B (JEZ-B), Review Editor of Evolutionary Developmental Biology for Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, and Member of the Board for the Colombian Bulletin of Evolutionary Biology (COLEVOL). (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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