My research interests are focused on molecular microbial ecology, anthropogenic impacts, bioremediation, and bioinformatics. Currently, I am exploring the core microbiome profile of several coral species in distinct coral reefs around the world and relating environmental factors with the coral core microbiome. This study is part of the Global Core Microbiome Project (GCMP), which involves more than 110 coral species from several reefs worldwide. As manager of the Vega Thurber Lab, I develop operational standards to maintain the proper functioning of the laboratory and ensure compliance with practices in accordance with current standards. In addition, I provide support to students and help in orienting their research, especially related to laboratory protocols, to ensure the well-being and safety of students during laboratory activities.
Ph.D. Biotechnology/Bioprocess Federal U. of Rio de Janiero (UFRJ) Brazil