Raphael T.F. Coimbra

Raphael T. F. Coimbra

Research Interests

I am interested in evolutionary biology in general, but mostly in biogeography, phylogeography and phylogenetics. I am also enthusiastic about learning new genome sequencing techniques and bioinformatics to understand evolution based on large-scale genomic data. Currently, I am working on evolutionary genomics and population genetics of giraffes. The aim is to investigate hybridization and gene flow between four putative giraffe species using next generation sequencing data in order to verify the current taxonomic proposal and to understand their speciation process. For my B.Sc. and M.Sc. studies, I have worked on the phylogeography and conservation genetics of xenarthran species, mainly anteaters and sloths.


CV

2018 – present Ph.D. student at the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Working group of Prof. Dr. Axel Janke.

2015 – 2017 M.Sc. in Genetics with emphasis in Evolutionary and Population Genetics at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. Thesis: “Genetic structure, population dynamics and historical demography of the giant anteater Myrmecophaga tridactyla Linnaeus, 1758 (Pilosa: Myrmecophagidae)”. Supervised by Prof. Dr. Fabrício Rodrigues dos Santos.

2010 – 2015 B.Sc. in Biological Sciences at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. Thesis: “Estrutura genética populacional do tamanduaí (Cyclopes didactylus)” [Population genetic structure of the silky anteater (Cyclopes didactylus)]. Supervised by Prof. Dr. Fabrício Rodrigues dos Santos.

Publication: Coimbra R.T.F., Miranda F.R., Clozato C.L., Schetino M.A.A., Santos F.R. (2017) Phylogeographic history of South American populations of the silky anteater Cyclopes didactylus (Pilosa: Cyclopedidae). Genetics and Molecular Biology

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