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OUR TEAM

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Prof.Dr. Aline M. Ghilardi

Prof. Ghilardi holds a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), a master's degree from the Graduate Program in Ecology and Natural Resources at UFSCar, and a PhD in Geology, with an emphasis on Paleontology and Stratigraphy, from the Graduate Program in Geology (PPGGl) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). She was a non-tenured professor of Paleontology at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), between 2016 and 2017, and did her postdoctoral research, with a focus on Paleoichnology, linked to PPGERN/UFSCar, between 2017 and 2019. Currently, Aline is a tenured professor of Paleontology in the Department of Geology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), in Natal, RN, where she has been working since 2019, and is also a member of the Graduate Program in Geodynamics and Geophysics (PPGG) at UFRN. Aline conducts research in the area of Paleontology, with a focus on Paleobiology, Paleoichnology and Osteohistology of Vertebrates, besides being interested in the study of the impacts of colonialism on Science. Parallel to her teaching and research activities, Aline also dedicates some of her time to Science Communication. She is the creator of the outreach network "Bone Collectors", linked to the initiatives Science Blogs Brasil (currently part of 'Blogs de Ciência da Unicamp') and Science Vlogs Brasil, besides performing outreach independently in her social media. She has received international awards for her outreach efforts and also recognition for her research.

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DR. TITO aURELIANO

Tito Aureliano is a collaborating Professor of the Postgraduate Program in Geodynamics and Geophysics at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). He completed his Master's and Ph.D. at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), with training at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Germany). He has more than 15 years of research experience in Paleontology, Stratigraphy and Sedimentary Petrology. His specialization is in the study of biomineralized tissues of vertebrate animals: paleohistology. He also has expertise in Morphology, Paleopathology, and Paleoparasitology. He has dozens of scientific publications by prestigious publishers such as Nature, Plos, Wiley, and Elsevier. Additionally, he is active in science communication, and his studio produces literary material, audiovisuals and games with distribution in over 40 countries. In the area of Technology and Innovation, it has several Intellectual Property registrations at the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) and at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and partners with several national and international institutions and companies in the public and private sectors.

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Graduate Students 

Gabriel Gomes Lamounier

Gabriel is a Scientific illustrator graduated in Biological Sciences by UNEB/DEDC Campus X (2018), Ph.D. candidate at the Postgraduate Program in Anatomy of Domestic and Wild Animals (POSANATO), FMVZ/USP, with a partnership with the DINOlab-UFRN. He dedicates his research to the descriptive study of bone microarchitecture details, ontogeny, and skeletochronology of the sperm whale. He has experience in rescue and rehabilitation of marine fauna (dolphins, whales, manatees, and sea turtles). He is a researcher at the Amares Institute, in São Luís-MA, Eastern Amazon, and develops environmental education activities for the conservation of marine biodiversity with an inclusive approach for people with disabilities, using assistive technologies and 2D and 3D imaging resources.

Zarah Gomes

Virgínia MACIEL

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unGraduate Students 

MatheuS PINHEIRO

MatheuS MACÁRIO

Felipe mELO

Victor PORPINO

alexandER COSTA

Rebecca ERICKSON

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