I was born in Brazil and have my whole scientific education at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ – Brazil. Most of my initial training was spent studying biochemistry, metabolism and physiology of blood-sucking insects, where I focused on the impact of macromolecules acquired through diet to the digestive and reproductive physiology and transmission of pathogens. My early involvement with science allowed me to mentor many students, be on undergraduate committees and collaborate with different research groups, which has yielded me several publications as co-author and the opportunity of attending and presenting posters at several national and international scientific meetings. In September 2018, I joined the BMB department at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a postdoctoral fellow to work with Dr. Daniela Drummond-Barbosa. Using the model system Drosophila melanogaster, my main line of study focusses on the effects of diet and obesity on the oogenesis and fertility of the flies. I want to pursue a career in academic research, as an insect’s oogenesis physiology specialist.
2006 Biology Education degree – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2008 M.Sc. Biochemistry – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 Ph.D. Biochemistry – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012-2018 Post-doc – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2019-2022 Post-doc – Johns Hopkins University