CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

2017   Ph.D., Biology (concentration in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). City University of New York (CUNY).
Dissertation: Climate-driven habitat shifts in South America: Biogeography, historical demography, and population genomics of anole lizards.
Advisor: Dr. Ana C. Carnaval

2010   M.Sc., Functional and Structural Biology. Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP).
Dissertation: Mimicry in amphibians: Coloration, skin morphology, and poison in Ameerega picta, Leptodactylus lineatus and Leptodactylus andreae.
Advisor: Dr. Carlos Jared

2007   B.Sc., Biological Sciences (honors). University of São Paulo (USP).
Dissertation: Water balance in Bufo (Anura: Bufonidae): Role of physiology and behavior in species from Atlantic Rainforest and xeric Caatinga shrublands.
Advisor: Dr. Carlos A. Navas

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2018-present   Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellow. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
2011-2017        Research Assistant. Biology Department, City University of New York (CUNY).

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2016   Waitt Grant (co-PI). National Geographic Society, US$ 15,000.
2016   Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG). National Science Foundation (NSF), US$ 12,590.
2015   Sackler Colloquium Travel Award. National Academy of Sciences of the USA, US$ 450.
2014   Doctoral Student Research Grant. CUNY Graduate Center, US$ 1,500.
2013   Advanced Methods in Neotropical Biogeography Travel Award. Amazonian Biodiversity Center (CEBA), US$ 2,000.
2009   1st place, Masters Category. XII Annual Meeting, Morphology Graduate Program, UNIFESP.
2009   1st place, Cell Biology Category. XII Annual Meeting, Morphology Graduate Program, UNIFESP.
2007   Cardiopulmonary Adaptations of the Vertebrates Travel Award. American Physiological Society.
2007   7th International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry Travel Award. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology.

FELLOWSHIPS

2017   Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Smithsonian Institution (+ research allowance of US$ 8,000).
2016   Capelloni Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. CUNY Graduate Center.
2011   CUNY Science Scholarship. CUNY Graduate Center.
2011   CUNY Graduate Assistantship B. CUNY Graduate Center.
2009   Masters Scholarship. São Paulo State Foundation for Scientific Research (FAPESP).
2008   Masters Scholarship. Foundation for the Improvement of Higher Education (CAPES).
2006   Undergraduate Scientific Initiation Scholarship. São Paulo State Foundation for Scientific Research (FAPESP).

TEACHING AND OUTREACH

CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK (CCNY), DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY
2015   Teaching Assistant, Biotechnology.
2014   Instructor, Ecology and Evolution Lab.
2013   Instructor, Foundations of Biology II Lab.
2013   Instructor, Ecology and Evolution Lab.

UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO (USP), INSTITUTE OF BIOSCIENCES, PHYSIOLOGY DEPARTMENT
2007   Teaching Assistant, Human and Comparative Physiology III.
2007   Teaching Assistant, Human and Comparative Physiology II.

LECTURES IN OUTREACH, UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE COURSES
2017   Natural selection and adaptation in anole lizards. Evolution undergraduate course, City College of New York.
2013   Biodiversity: Identifying and quantifying. Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) seminar, CCNY.
2010   Mimicry in amphibians. Vertebrate Morphological Evolution graduate course, Butantan Institute.
2010   Sampling techniques: Herpetofauna. Vertebrate Zoology undergraduate course, University of São Paulo.
2009   Keeping invertebrates to support herpetological research. Biology Week workshop, University of São Paulo.
2008   Physiological adaptation of amphibians in environments with low water availability. V Winter Course: Topics in
Comparative Physiology, University of São Paulo.
2008   Life on the edge: Biochemical adaptation to temperature extremes. IV Winter Course: Topics in Comparative Physiology, University of São Paulo.

MENTORING ACTIVITY

NSF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES (REU)
2018   Advisor, Natural History Experience for Undergraduates, Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Student: Jonathan Huie
Morphological and ecological diversity in mainland Draconura clade anoles.
2014   Monitor, Research Experience for Undergraduates, City College of New York.

CCNY WOMEN IN SCIENCE (WinS) MENTORING PROGRAM
2017  Mentor.
Student: Alyssa Ramkissoon

TRAINING OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK
2014-present   Leyla Hernandez . Combining environmental and trait data to predict biotic impacts of an invasive anole.
2014-2017   Daija Bobe . Phylogeography of the lizard Ecpleopus gaudichaudii (Gymnophthalmidae) in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest.
2013-2017   Esmeralda Suhling . Multi-locus phylogenetic inference of the howler monkey radiation (Alouatta).
2011-2015   Danielle Rivera . Effects of climate and geography on spatial patterns of phylogenetic structure in tropical skinks.
2011-2014   Barbara Rizzo . Chytrid loads, pathogen prevalence, and contemporary host source-sink dynamics in dry vs. wet forests: evaluating refugia from disease in Australian torrent frogs.
2011-2014   Ivandy Castro Astor . Phylogeographic study of two Neotropical bird species, the red-headed manakin (Pipra rubrocapilla) and white-crowned manakin (Dixiphia pipra).
2011-2014   Zoe Spanos . Comparative phylogeography of glassfrogs (Vitreorana) endemic to the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest.

TRAINING OF FOREIGN-BASED GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
2017-present   Francisco Dal-Vechio (University of São Paulo). Phylogeny and phylogeography of the jararacussu and taeniatus species groups within Bothrops snakes (Viperidae: Crotalinae).
2016-2018   Lilian Sayuri Ouchi de Melo (São Paulo State University). Ecological and historical drivers of spatial patterns of taxonomic, phylogenetic, and functional diversity in South American anurans.
2015-2017   Ricardo R. Samelo (Universidade Paulista). Detection and monitoring of the Cuban green anole lizard, Anolis porcatus, introduced to southeastern Brazil.
2014-2015   Annelise D’Angiolella (Emílio Goeldi Paraense Museum). Morphological and molecular diversification in South American Dactyloidae lizards.
2014-2015   Carolina Machado (Federal University of São Paulo). Bayesian analyses detect a history of both vicariance and geodispersal in Neotropical freshwater fishes.
2014-2015   José Cassimiro da Silva Junior (University of São Paulo). Systematics and evolution of Gymnodactylus geckos (Gekkota: Phyllodactylidae).
2013-present  Paulo R. Melo-Sampaio (Rio de Janeiro National Museum). Systematic revision of the Atractus schach-snethlageae complex (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Dipsadinae).
2013   Antonio Freire de Carvalho Filho (Federal University of São Paulo). Has the disjunction of the South American rainforests resulted in a differential effect on the genetic diversity of the populations of two Neotropical social wasps (Hymenoptera: vespidae: Epiponini)?

SERVICE

REVIEWER FOR FUNDING AGENCIES AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
2018   Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB) Graduate Student Research Awards Program.
2018   NSF Natural History Experience for Undergraduates (NHRE) at the National Museum of Natural History.
2017   PhD program admissions, Ecology Program, National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA).
2016   Women in Science Grant, City College of New York.
2015   National Geographic, Committee for Research and Exploration.

BIODIVERSITY CONSULTANCY
2018   Reviewer, IUCN Red List. Species accounts for Anolis lizard species.
2011   Area of influence of the Jirau hydroelectric power plant. Pará and Mato Grosso, Brazil.
2009   Area of influence of the Teles Pires hydroelectric power plant. Rondônia, Brazil.
2009-2011   Monitoring of the invasive bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) in the University of São Paulo campus, Brazil.


PEER REVIEWER FOR SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS
Amphibia-Reptilia
Asian Herpetological Research
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
Biota Neotropica
Check List
Ecography
Ecology and Evolution
Herpetologica
Herpetological Conservation and Biology
Herpetology Notes
Journal of Biogeography
Journal of Heredity
Journal of Morphology
Molecular Ecology
Molecular Ecology Resources
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
PeerJ
PlosOne
Scientific Reports
South American Journal of Herpetology
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
Zoologica Scripta
Zootaxa

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

INVITED PRESENTATIONS
2018   Prates I. Integrating species inventories, genetics, and past climates to shed light on the history of Amazonian biodiversity. Amazon Frontiers Symposium, Duke University, USA.
2018   Prates I. Integrating species inventories and genomic data to shed light on the history of South American rainforests. Ciência com Certeza Seminar, National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA), Manaus, Brazil.
2018   Prates I. Expedition Report: Pico da Neblina National Park, Brazil-Venezuela border. Vertebrate Zoology Seminar, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Smithsonian Institution, USA.
2017   Prates I. Population genomics and historical demography of anole lizards reveal climate-driven shifts in South American rainforests. Genome Biology Group Seminar, University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), USA.
2017   Prates I. Anole lizard population genomics reveals shifts in South American rainforests. Amazon-Andes Biodiversity and Geodiversity Workshop, Charles Darwin Research Center, Galápagos, Ecuador.
2017   Prates I. Climate-driven habitat shifts in Amazonia: Biogeography, historical demography, and population genomics of anole lizards. Systematics Seminar, Duke University, USA.
2016   Carnaval AC, Prates I, Xue A, Brown JL, Alvarado-Serrano D, Hickerson MJ. Comparative phylogeography in the tropics. In the Light of Evolution X: Comparative Phylogeography Sackler Colloquium, National Academy of Sciences, USA.
2016   Prates I. Inferring biological responses to climate dynamics from historical  demography in Neotropical forest lizards. New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), USA.

SELECTED CONTRIBUTED PRESENTATIONS
2018   Prates I, Penna A, Rodrigues MT, Carnaval AC. Genomic signatures of adaptation associated with a history of range expansions in South American anole lizards. XII Anolis Symposium, Miami, USA.
2017   Prates I, Penna A, Rodrigues MT, Carnaval AC. Anole lizard population genomics reveals historical
interchange between Amazonian and Atlantic rainforests. XI Latin American Meeting of Herpetology, Quito, Ecuador.
2017   Prates I. Predicting traits: spatial turnover of poison frog alkaloids as a function of environmental gradients, predicted arthropod prey assemblages, and genetic divergence. Species Distribution Modeling Meeting, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), USA.
2016   Prates I, Xue AT, Brown JL, Alvarado-Serrano DF, Rodrigues MT, Hickerson MJ, Carnaval AC. Inferring responses to climate dynamics from historical demography in neotropical forest lizards. Evolution Meeting, Austin, USA.
2016   Prates I. Population genomics of adaptation and colonization of novel habitats in South American anole lizards. Ecological and Evolutionary Modeling Meeting, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), USA.
2016   Prates I. Linking climate dynamics and historical demography: Population genomics of anole lizards. Ecological and Evolutionary Modeling Meeting, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), USA.
2015   Prates I, Brown JL, Carnaval AC. Predicting traits: spatial turnover of poison frog alkaloids as a function of environmental gradients, arthropod prey assemblages and genetic distance. Evolution Meeting, Guarujá, Brazil.
2015   Prates I, Rodrigues MT, Teixeira M, Melo-Sampaio PR, Drummond L, Carnaval AC. Diversification of South American forest lizards under the light of new molecular data and inventories. Brazilian Congress of Herpetology, Gramado, Brazil.
2012   Prates I, Rodrigues MT, Carnaval AC. Phylogeographic structure and historical links between Amazonian and Atlantic Forests as revealed by a widely distributed anole. 1st Joint International Evolution Meeting, Ottawa, Canada.
2012   Prates I, Rodrigues MT, Carnaval AC. Phylogeography of Anolis punctatus (Squamata: Dactyloidae) suggests past connections between Amazonian and Atlantic forests and riverine barriers shaping genetic structure. Brazilian Biogeography Symposium, São Paulo, Brazil.
2007   Prates I, Navas CA. Water loss in Brazilian species of Chaunus (Anura: Bufonidae) from environments with different water availability. 7th International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, Salvador, Brazil. In: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, vol. 148A, Suppl. 1, p. S136.

LANGUAGES

Fluent English
Fluent Spanish
Native Portuguese

ONGOING COLLABORATIONS

Ana C. Carnaval (City College of New York, USA)
Andrea Paz (City College of New York, USA)
Annelise D'Angiollela (Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil)
Danielle Rivera (University of Texas at Arlington, USA)
Evan Twomey (Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Brazil)
Francisco Dal Vechio (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
Jason L. Brown (Southern Illinois University, USA)
José M. Padial (Carnegie Museum of Natural History, USA)
Kevin de Queiroz (National Museum of Natural History, USA)
Laura Bertola (City College of New York, USA)
Maria Dolores Casagranda (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Argentina)
Mariana M. Vasconcellos (City College of New York, USA)
Michael J. Hickerson (City College of New York, USA)
Miguel T. Rodrigues (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
Paulo R. Melo-Sampaio (Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Pedro Peloso (Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Brazil)
Rayna C. Bell (National Museum of Natural History, USA)
Roy McDiarmid (National Museum of Natural History, USA)
Santiago Castroviejo-Fisher (Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Brazil)



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