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PERSONNEL
 

Max Cardoso Langer


BSc in Ecology (1994) from Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Rio Claro; MSc in Geosciences (1996) from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre; PhD (2001) from the University of Bristol, Bristol-UK; Habilitation (Livre Docência) in Geology and Palaeontology (2011) from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto. President of Sociedade Brasileira de Paleontologia, voting member of the Subcommission on Triassic Stratigraphy, part of the 'advisory board' of Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia, Journal of Paleontology, and Ameghiniana (journal of the Asociación Paleontológica Argentina). His research interest is focused on the phylogeny and stratigraphic correlation of Mesozoic 'reptiles', especially dinosaurs, rhynchosaurs, crocodyles, and turtles. Since 2001 he is a staff member (Geology and Palaeontology lecturer) of the Biology Department, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP.

Annie Schmaltz Hsiou


BSc in Biology (2002) from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUC/RS), Porto Alegre-RS; MSc (2006) and PhD (2010) in Geosciences from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre-RS. Currently, she is 1st treasurer of the Sociedade Brasileira de Paleontologia. Her research interest is focused on Palaeoherpetology, especially on the systematics and comparative anatomy of cenozoic Squamata (lizards and snakes) from South America. Since 2011 she is a staff member (Geology and Palaeontology lecturer) of the Biology Department, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP.

 


POSDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS
 

Simone D'Orazi Porchetti


BSc (2003) in Natural Sciences and PhD (2007) in Earth Sciences from Univeristà degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Rome (Italy). FAPESP postdoc at the PaleoLab since 2013, his research interest is focused on Mesozoic vertebrate fossil tracks, specially track-fossil analysis methods, ichnotaxonomy, biostratigraphic applications for fossil tracks, and vertebrate ichnofacies.

Mariela Cordeiro de Castro


BSc (2005) in Biology and MSc (2009) in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. PhD (2014) in Paleontology from Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata (Argentina). FAPESP postdoc at the PaleoLab since 2015, her research interest is focused on fossil mammal, especially the anatomy and systematics of cingulate xenarthrans (armadillos).

Bruno Cavalcanti Vila Nova


BSc (2007) in Biology and MSc (2010) in Earth Sciences from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife-PE. PhD (2014) in in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. PNPD/CAPES postdoc at the PaleoLab since 2015, his research interest is focused on flying-reptiles (pterosaurs), especially from the Cretaceous of Brazil.

 


PhD CANDIDATES (Comparative Biology Graduate Program)
 

Jeanninny Carla Comniskey


BSc (2007) in Biology and MSc (2011) in "Gestão do Território" from Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa (UEPG), Ponta Grossa-PR. PhD candidate funded by FAPESP, her research interest is focused on Systematics and Taphonomy of macroinvertebrates from the Devonian of the Paraná Basin.

Fábio Augusto Carbonaro


BSc (2009) in Biology from Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Bauru-SP, and MSc (2013) in Regional Geology from Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Rio Claro-SP. PhD candidate funded by FAPESP, his research interest is focused on invertebrate paleobiogeograhy from the Devonian of the Paraná Basin.

Júlio César de Almeida Marsola


BSc (2010) in Biology from Centro Universitário Barão de Mauá, Ribeirão Preto-SP, and MSc in Comparative Biology (2013) from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. PhD candidate funded by FAPESP, his research interest is focused on the early radiation of dinosaurs.

Marcos César Bissaro Júnior


BSc (2002) in Biology from Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Botucatu-SP, and MSc (2008) in Ecology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), São Paulo-SP. PhD candidate funded by FAPESP, his research interest is focused on the macrovertebrate taphonomy of the Miocene deposits of Acre Basin.

Gabriel de Souza Ferreira


BSc (2011) in Biology and MSc (2015) in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP, with an internship at Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio, Trelew (Argentina). PhD candidate funded by FAPESP, his research interest is focused on the morphology and evolution of turtles.

 


MSc STUDENTS (Comparative Biology Graduate Program)
 

Giovanne Mendes Cidade


BSc (2012) in Biology from Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU), Uberlândia-MG. MSc student funded by FAPESP, his research interest is focused on the anatomy and systematics of South-American Tertiary crocodylians, specially the genus Mourasuchus.

Paulo Ricardo Mendonça Lopes


BSc (2011) in Biology from Centro Universitário Claretiano, Batatais-SP. MSc student funded by FAPESP, his research interest is focused on the osteology of South American Cenozoic mammals, specially mustelids.

Sílvio Yuji Onari Alves


BSc (2013) in Biology from Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar), Sorocaba-SP. MSc student funded by CAPES, his research interest is focused on the taxonomy of South American Quaternary snakes, specially from the Venezuelan Pleistocene.

Gabriel Teixeira


BSc (2013) in Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. MSc student, his research interest is focused on the osteology of crocodiliforms and snakes.

 


ASSOCIATE RESEARCHERS
 

Estevan Eltink


BSc (2006) in Biology from Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL), Londrina-PR, MSc (2009) and PhD (2014) in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP, with an internship at the Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart (Germany). His research interest is focused on Permian tetrapods, especially temnospondyls.

Elisabete C. Gimenes Dassie


BSc (2009) in Biology from Centro Universitário Barão de Mauá, Ribeirão Preto-SP, and MSc (2014) in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. Her research interest is focused on palaeontological databases.

Thiago S. Fachini


BSc (2011) in Biology from Centro Universitário Barão de Mauá, Ribeirão Preto-SP. His research interest is focused on mesozoic snakes.

Fernando S. Adorni


BSc (2013) in Biology from Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) campus Jaboticabal. His research interest is focused on fossil squamates.

 


FORMER MEMBERS
 

Andrea Thays Paganella Marcondes


BSc (2011) in Biology fom Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa (UEPG), Ponta Grossa-PR, and MSc (2015) in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. She has worked in the PaleoLab during her MSc.

Pedro Lorena Godoy


BSc (2011) in Biology and MSc (2014) in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP, with an internship (2013) at the American Museum of Natural History, New York (USA). He has worked in the PaleoLab during his BSc and MSc, and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Maíra Clasen Massarani


BSc (2008) in Biology and MSc (2011) in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. She has worked in the PaleoLab during her BSc and MSc.

Felipe Chinaglia Montefeltro


BSc (2005) in Biology and MSc (2008) and PhD (2013) in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP, with a internship (2011) at the McGill University, Montreal (Canada). He has worked in the PaleoLab during his BSc, MSc, and PhD, and is currently employed as a lecturer at the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Ilha Solteira-SP.

Marco Aurélio Gallo de França


BSc (2004) in Biology and MSc (2007) and PhD (2011) in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. He has worked in the PaleoLab during his BSc, MSc, PhD, and postdoc, and is currently employed as a lecturer at the Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco (UNIVASF), Petrolina-PE.

Mário Bronzati Filho


BSc (2009) in Biology and MSc (2012) in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. He has worked in the PaleoLab during his BSc and MSc, and is currently a PhD candidate at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany.

Jonathas de Souza Bittencourt


BSc (2001) in Biology and PhD (2010) in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP, with a internship (2011) at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires (Argentina), and MSc (2004) in Zoology from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro-RJ. He has worked in the PaleoLab during his PhD and postdoc, and is currently employed as a lecturer at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte-MG.

Gabriela Sobral


BSc (2007) in Biology from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro-RJ, and MSc (2009) in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. She has worked in the PaleoLab during her MSc, and is currently a PhD candidate at the Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany.

Carolina Rettondini Laurini


BSc (2007) in Biology and MSc (2010) in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. She has worked in the PaleoLab during her BSc and MSc, and is currently a PhD candidate at Universidade de São Paulo (USP), São Paulo-SP.

Mariana Galera Soler


BSc (2007) in Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. She has worked in the PaleoLab during her BSc, and is currently a MSc student at Universidade de São Paulo (USP), São Paulo-SP.

Samuel Silveira Lecci


BSc (2007) in Biology from Universidade de Franca (UNIFRAN), Franca-SP. He has worked in the PaleoLab during his BSc.

Katherine Foehringer


BSc (2004) in Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. She has worked in the PaleoLab during her BSc.