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Department of Genetics

ESALQ/USP

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Antonio Augusto Franco Garcia

Augusto is the Faculty responsible for the Lab. He is also responsible for maintaining this web page. His professional web page is http://augusto-garcia.github.io/. For more information about him on the web, check his about.me page.

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Augusto’s research goals include having a better understanding of the genetic architecture of quantitative traits, through linkage and QTL mapping, association mapping, and genomic selection. Most of his activities involve sugarcane, a complex autopolyploid species that does not fully benefit from molecular markers technology, but many other plant species have also been studied.

He is also an enthusiastic of free software, and has been using Linux for many years. He strongly supports and encourage the usage of R, Emacs, LaTeX, and git, among many other software and tools.

“Statistical Genetics is about develop models to have a better understanding of genetic data, under (somehow) realistic assumptions about the involved phenomena”.

Postdocs

Kaio Olímpio das Graças Dias (by himself)

Kaio has an undergraduate degree in Agronomy (2010) and Master degree (2013) and PhD (2016) in Genetics and Plant Breeding at Federal University of Lavras (UFLA).

In 2010, he was at University of Minnesota as a trainee. As PhD candidate, he was a visitor Scholar at University of Florida in 2015, working in a statistical-genetics model for genotype-by-environment interaction for genome wide selection analysis. He has experience in plant breeding, quantitative genetics, linear mixed models and genome wide selection. His currently work is about quantitative genetics, linear mixed model and bayesian approach applied to plant breeding. For more information about Kaio, please visit his Lattes CV.

PhD Students

Cristiane Hayumi Taniguti (by herself)

Cristiane is Master in Genetics and Plant Breeding (ESALQ/USP) and PhD candidate in Genetics and Plant Breeding at “Luiz de Queiroz” College of Agriculture, University of São Paulo (ESALQ/USP). She has an undergraduate degree in Biotechnology by Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar).

She has interest in study computational tools and statistical methods for plant breeding related with molecular biology and quantitative genetics. Currently, her research involves improvements in algorithms to build linkage maps considering big amount of genetic markers and outcrossing populations. For more information about Cristiane, please visit her Lattes CV and her web page with didatic materials.

Gabriel de Siqueira Gesteira (by himself)

Gabriel is a PhD candidate in Genetics and Plant Breeding at “Luiz de Queiroz” College of Agriculture, University of São Paulo (ESALQ/USP). He is Agronomist and has a MSc degree in Genetics and Plant Breeding, by Federal University of Lavras (UFLA).

During his undergraduate and Master degrees he worked out with soybean breeding, focusing on early cultivar development and evaluation, quantitative genetics and studies about association among quantitative traits. Nowadays, Gabriel is interested in quantitative genetics, genomic selection, genome-wide association studies and development of statistical methods for plant breeding. For more information about Gabriel, please visit his Lattes CV.

Getúlio Caixeta Ferreira (by himself)

Getúlio is a PhD candidate in Genetics and Plant Breeding at “Luiz de Queiroz” College of Agriculture, University of São Paulo (ESALQ/USP). He has a Master degree in the same area and undergraduate degree in Agronomy by Federal University of Lavras (UFLA).

During master’s degree, he worked with common bean and eucalyptus breeding. He is interested in quantitative genetics, plant breeding and genome wide selection. For more information about Getúlio, please visit his Lattes CV.

Camila Godoy dos Santos (by herself)

Camila is an Agronomist (Federal University of Uberlândia) and Master’s Student in Genetics and Plant Breeding at the University of São Paulo (ESALQ / USP).

During her undergraduate, she had a three-year internship in a Cotton Breeding Program, working with genetic diversity and microsatellite markers. Currently, Camila is interested in quantitative genetics, genomic selection and development of statistical methods for plant breeding. For more information about Camila, please visit her Lattes CV.

Wellingson Assunção Araújo (by himself)

Wellingson is an Agronomist and has a Master’s degree in Genetics and Breeding at the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV).

During his major and master’s degree, he worked with tissue culture and molecular markers in the cultures of Sugarcane, Palm oil, Macaúba palm and passion fruit. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate in Genetics and Plant Breeding at “Luiz de Queiroz” College of Agriculture, University of São Paulo (ESALQ/USP). He has dedicated his studies to quantitative genetics, genome-wide association, QTL mapping and genomic selection. For more information about Wellingson, please visit his Lattes CV.

MSc Students

Vitória Bizão Murakami (by herself)

Vitória has a degree in Biotechnology by Universidade Federal de São Carlos (USFCar).

During her undergraduate she did a Scientific Initiation (CNPq) about Genomic Selection in citrus. Currently, she is a master’s Student in Genetics and Plant Breeding at the University of São Paulo (ESALQ/USP) and her research comprises genomic and environment interaction. For more information about Vitória, please visit her Lattes CV.

Undergraduated students

Pedro Afonso Jaloto (by himself)

Pedro is an undergraduate student at the University of São Paulo, majoring in Agronomy at the Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ/USP).

His current project is the result of a partnership between Embrapa and the Lab, and is titled “Application of statistical methodologies for pedigree reconstruction in autopolyploidy using biallelic markers,” focusing on Panicum maximum. For more information about Pedro, please visit his Lattes CV.



Rafaela Prado Graciano (by herself)

Rafaela is an undergraduate student in biological sciences (Bachelor’s degree and licenciate degree) at the “Luiz de Queiroz” College of Agriculture (ESALQ/USP).

Currently, she has a Scientific Initiation fellow at CAPES, her project is the result of a partnership between Embrapa and the Lab, and involves genomic selection in Panicum maximum. For more information about Rafaela, please visit her Lattes CV.



Laura Lariza Polizel (by herself)

Laura is an undergraduate student in agronomic engineering (Bachelor’s and licentiate) at the “Luiz de Queiroz” College of Agriculture (ESALQ/USP). Currently, she has a Scientific Initiation fellow, her project is the result of a partnership between Embrapa and the Lab, which is entitled “Evaluation of grouping methods for genetic diversity studies”. For more information about Laura, visit her Lattes CV.