What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your research.

I am a biomedical engineer with a keen interest in molecular biology and evolution. Therefore, when I completed my master’s degree, I decided to apply for a fellowship at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in Lisbon, Portugal. Here, I am studying gene essentiality in the cell cycle, specifically focusing on the disruption of complexes in the phase that allows the separation of genetic material.

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?

I believe in open science and the transparency of scientific research. Therefore, I consider this program to be an amazing opportunity to better understand the productive use of preprints in the life sciences and to actively participate in the community, extending it to the institution where I work.

What are you excited about in science communication?

I am really excited about understanding how communication in science can and should be performed to enhance the understanding of more people. The COVID-19 pandemic is a good example that highlighted the necessity of sharing scientific knowledge between institution in a efficient way and promoting the public understanding of science.

Ask me about….

Right now, I am passionate about swimming and dancing bachata.

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