Using molecular and bioinformatics methods, my goal is to understand how soil microbial communities and their ecosystem services are impacted by land-use and climate change. I was born in Brazil, and working with tropical soils is my passion.
I earned my master's degree (2014) and doctorate (2019) from the University of São Paulo (USP). My thesis, also partially developed at the University of Oregon, explored the impacts of the Amazonian forest-to-pasture conversion on the soil microorganisms related to the production and consumption of the greenhouse gas methane. In 2021, I received the USP Outstanding Thesis Award - 10th Edition in the area of Environmental Sustainability.
During the 2021-22 academic year, I was a Fung Global Fellow Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton. I am currently a postdoc at Stanford, working on the relationship between plant secondary metabolism and root-associated fungal communities across lowland and upland Amazonian landscapes.
I am passionate about music, painting, photography, movies, and books, and in my free time, I also love to swim and travel.
I strongly believe that science is all about cooperation. If you are interested in my research, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.