I am a virologist who develops and uses computational tools to study molecular evolution. I hold a BSc degree in Biological Sciences from University of Brasília - UnB, Brazil (2010), and a MSc degree in Microbiology from University of São Paulo - USP, Brazil (2013). Currently I am a last year PhD student in Computational Biology supervised by Dr John Pinney in the Theoretical Systems Biology Group at Imperial College London. My Bioinformatics research focuses on multiple aspects of Molecular Evolution, integrating Phylogenetics, Genomics and Structural Biology data to better understand the evolution of viruses from a systemic perspective. Click here to find out more about myself.
I am funded by Science without Borders, a scholarship programme managed by the Brazilian federal government (CAPES, Ministry of Education).
Besides my PhD studies, I'm also involved in non-research activities. Since 2016 I'm part of the Student Working Group of the Imperial College Brazil Forum, a community integrating Brazilian researchers, students and alumni from Imperial. In 2016-2017 I was the Executive Director of the Brazilian Association of Postgraduate Students and Researchers in the United Kingdom (ABEP-UK), and at Imperial I was the Vice-President of the Latin American Society (Lat-Imperial).