People

Igor Schneider

Associate Professor


Igor Schneider received a BS degree in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Para (Brazil) in 2003. He received a PhD degree in Genetics from the University of Iowa (USA) in 2009, and was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago (2009-2011). Currently, Dr. Schneider is developing the South American lungfish as a model species for comparative developmental biology and regeneration.

Patrícia Schneider

Associate Professor


Patricia Schneider received a BS degree in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Para (Brazil) in 2003. She received a PhD degree in Genetics from the University of Iowa (USA) in 2010, and was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago (USA from 2010-2011. Currently, Dr. Schneider’s group is working on producing genetic tools and characterizing the developmental stages of the four-eyed fish Anableps anableps, with a special focus on opsin gene expression during eye development.

Post Docs


Carinne Costa

(Advisor: Igor Schneider)


Carinne Costa graduated in Biological Sciences (BA) at Centro Universitário do Pará (Brazil, 2007). She earned her master's degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology from the Universidade Federal do Pará - UFPA (Brazil, 2010). She was a doctorate student at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, during her doctorated in Biological Chemistry (Brazil, 2015) she received a Sandwich Doctorate scholarship for research at Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France). Currently, she is a postdoctoral scholar at Evo-Devo Lab. (UFPA) working on the development and regeneration of the South American lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa.

Marcos Sousa

(Advisor: Igor Schneider)


Marcos Sousa obtained his bachelor degree in Computer Science from the University Center of Pará (CESUPA - 2002). After graduating, he completed his Master and Doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering and Applied Computing at Federal University of Pará (UFPA) in 2004 and 2009, respectively. Currently, Marcus is a technologist at Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi and an adjunct professor at CESUPA, working mainly in Applied Computing, Bioinformatics and Informatics for Biodiversity. Marcus is also focusing on his postdoctoral studies at Evo-Devo Lab. (UFPA), working on bioinformatics techniques for assembly and analysis of transcriptomes of non-model organisms.

Graduate Students


Undergraduates Students


Rafaela Ribeiro

(Advisor: Patricia Schneider)


I am an undergraduate student majoring in biological sciences at the University of Amazonia (UNAMA). I am interested in research on eye duplication during development in four eyed fish Anableps anableps

Wainna R. B. Mendes

(Advisor: Igor Schneider)


Wainna Barros is an undergraduate student majoring in Pharmacological Sciences at Universidade Federal do Pará. She is interested in spinal cord regeneration and its molecular mechanisms. Salamanders are well known for such ability, yet Wainna is focusing on lungfish spinal cord regeneration as a possible model for future research. She aims to find common ways vertebrates use to regrow such a delicate structure as it has important implications for medical research.

Lucas Barros

(Advisor: Igor Schneider)


Lucas Barros is an undergraduate student, majoring in biotechnology at Universidade Federal do Pará (Belém, PA). He is interested in research on vertebrate regeneration, currently he is working on fin regeneration in the South American lungfish (Lepidosiren paradoxa).

Isabelle Matos

(Advisor: Patrícia Schneider)


Isabelle is majoring in Biotechnology at Universidade Federal do Pará (Belém, PA).

Our collaborators

Chris Amemiya

Benaroya Research Institute, USA


Nadia Fröbisch

Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin


John Taylor

University of Victoria, Canada


Tiana Kohlsdorf

Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto