DIVERGE

Logotipo DIVERGE abreviadissimo 100dpiAt the Genetic Diversity and Evolution Lab (DiverGE) we research the genetic, ecological and evolutionary processes underlying the evolution of Neotropical species, emphasizing on Drosophilidae and Drosophilidae-flower interactions. The projects developed in the laboratory aim to identify, analyze and understand the mechanisms that lead to the patterns of genetic and ecological diversity of species in the Neotropics.

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Juliana Cordeiro, PhD. Associate professor

My projects are focused in the comprehension of ecological specialization evolution and the diversification of populations and species of Neotropical drosophilids. In this context, my research is related to understanding the genetic, ecological and evolutionary processes that outline the evolution of species, emphasizing on drosophilid-flower interactions. In this way, the projects involve analyzes of genetic diversity, ecological analyzes, DNA barcoding and metabarcoding, population genetics and molecular phylogeny, etc.

Contact: juliana.cordeiro@ufpel.edu.br

 

Colaborators

Hermes Schmitz (UNILA)
Jeferson Vizentin-Bugoni (University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaing)
Lizandra Robe (UFSM)
Maríndia Deprá (UFRGS)

Students
Grad students:
Carolina Prediger
Tuane Letícia Carvalho
Kelly Brondani

Undergrad:
Kevyn Sell da Silva

Allumni & Allumnae:
Angel Larroza
Daniele da Silva de Souza
Demétrius da Silva Martins
André Schultz Lopes
Henrique Ramos Angelo
João Henrique Figueredo de Oliveira
Mariana Fabris Xavier
Mariana Semola Angonese
Nathalia Pereira Dias
Taís Madeira Ott