I am a fifth-year graduate student at the Giribet Lab, Harvard University. I am broadly interested in the biology and evolution of marine invertebrates, and in how biodiversity originates and is maintained.
My research focuses on the most diverse group of marine invertebrates in the modern oceans: gastropods. Working with these shelled organisms allows me to incorporate their extensive fossil record into the study of their phylogeny and phenotypic evolution. My thesis project integrates high-throughput molecular data and shell morphology to study 1) the evolutionary relationships of gastropod clades, and 2) the trajectory of shell shape in the Mesozoic.
As an undergrad at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, I studied the diversity and ecology of macrofaunal communities associated to brown algae, and polychaete diversity.