Currently our team is formed by the following people:
Dr. Thiago Estevam Parente - Brazilian PI: born in Rio de Janeiro, Thiago has been working with P450 enzymes since the age of 15 years old when took part of a science vocational program at FIOCRUZ. In 2006 obteined a bachelor degree in Biology major in Genetics from the UFRJ. In 2008 obteined his master degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology at FIOCRUZ. In 2012 concluded his PhD in Biophysics at UFRJ. In 2005 Thiago was a summer fellow student at the WHOI, coming back in 2009 as a guest student.
Dr. Mark Hahn - US PI: Mark has a bachelor degree in Biological Sciences and a PhD in Toxicology. Mark is a senior scientist at the Biology Department of the WHOI where he has been working since 1992 and is currently the head of the Department and of the Hanh Lab.
Dr. John Stegeman - US co-PI: John is a senior scientist at the Biology Department of the WHOI, the director of the Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Heath and the head of the Stegeman Lab. John has a bachelor degree in Biology and a PhD in Biochemistry. John has strong interest in Biochemical toxicology; metabolism and effects of pollutants and natural products; biochemistry, evolution and regulation of cytochrome P-450 isozymes; cloning, expression of P450s from diverse species; structure-function relationships involved in metabolism and effects of chemicals, as related to the susceptibility of different animal groups to the action of xenobiotics.
Dr. Adalberto Val - Adalberto is the director of the Brazilian National Institute for Amazon Research (INPA), the head of the ADAPTA project and of the Ecophysiology and Molecular Evolution Laboratory. He has a bachelor degree in Biology and a master and a PhD in Freshwater biology and fisheries.
Dr. Prof. Paulo Buckup - Paulo has an adjunct professor position at the Rio de Janeiro National Museum, an academic and research center of UFRJ. Paulo has strong expertise in taxonomy, phylogeny and systematics of fishes. He has a bachelor degree in Biological Sciences, two master degrees, one in Biology and another in Biological Oceanography, and a PhD in Biological Sciences.
Paula Andrade - Paula is an highly motivated undergraduate student of Biology at the UFRJ.
Maithê Gaspar - Maithê is another highly motivated undergraduate student of Biology at the UFRJ.
Paula Calassara - Paula is our oldest undergraduate student. She is taking Biophysics at the UFRJ but is currently participating on the Science Without Borders internship in Pisa, Italy.
Our team list is incomplete. New people will be added soon.