CV

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Biology (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). City University of New York (CUNY), USA (2011-2017).
  • M.Sc., Functional and Structural Biology. Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil (2008-2010).
  • B.Sc., Biological Sciences (honors). Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil (2003-2007).

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

  • Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Smithsonian Institution, USA, 2017.
  • Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG). National Science Foundation (NSF), USA, 2016 (US$ 12,590).
  • Waitt Grant (co-PI). National Geographic Society, USA, 2016 (US$ 15,000. PI: Pedro Peloso )
  • Capelloni Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. CUNY Graduate Center, USA, 2016.
  • Travel Award: Sackler Colloquia, Irwine, USA. National Academy of Sciences of the USA, USA, 2015 (US$ 450).
  • Doctoral Student Research Grant. CUNY Graduate Center, USA, 2014 (US$ 1,500).
  • Travel Award: Thematic School - Advanced methods in Neotropical Biogeography, Korou, French Guiana. Center for the Study of Biodiversity in Amazonia (CEBA), France, 2013 (US$ 2,000).
  • CUNY Science Scholarship. CUNY Graduate Center, USA, 2011.
  • CUNY Graduate Assistantship B. CUNY Graduate Center, USA, 2011.
  • 1st place Masters Category. XII Annual Meeting, Morphology Graduate Program (UNIFESP), Brazil, 2009
  • 1st place Cell Biology Category. XII Annual Meeting, Morphology Graduate Program (UNIFESP), Brazil, 2009.
  • Masters Scholarship. São Paulo State Foundation for Scientific Research (FAPESP), Brazil, 2009.
  • Masters Scholarship. Foundation for the Improvement of Higher Education (CAPES), Brazil, 2008.
  • Travel Award: Cardiopulmonary Adaptations of the Vertebrates Course, Rio Claro, Brazil. American Physiological Society, USA, 2007.
  • Travel Award: 7th International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, Salvador, Brazil. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, USA, 2007.
  • Undergraduate Scientific Initiation Scholarship. FAPESP, Brazil, 2006.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Teaching Assistant in undergraduate courses:
Biotechnology. Biology Dept., CCNY, USA, 2015.
Ecology and Evolution. Biology Dept., CCNY, USA, 2014.
Foundations of Biology II. Biology Dept., CCNY, USA, 2013.
Ecology and Evolution. Biology Dept., CCNY, USA, 2013.
Human and Comparative Physiology III. Physiology Dept., USP, Brazil, 2007.
Human and Comparative Physiology II. Physiology Dept., USP, Brazil, 2007.

MENTORING ACTIVITY

  • Mentor, NSF Natural History Experience for Undergraduates (NHRE) at Smithsonian's NMNH, USA (2018).
          Jonathan Huie (2018-present).

  • Monitor, NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at CCNY, USA (2014).

  • Mentor of minority undergraduate students, Biology Dept., CCNY, USA:
Leyla Hernandez (2014-present).
Daija Bobe (2014-2017).
Zainab Shahid (2014-2015).
Esmeralda Suhling (2013-present).
Danielle Rivera (2011-2015).
Barbara Rizzo (2011-2014).
Zoe Spanos (2011-2014).
Ivandy Castro Astor (2011-2014).


  • Mentor of visiting Latin American students, Biology Dept., CCNY, USA:
          Lilian Sayuri Ouchi de Melo (2016-2018).
          Annelise D’Angiolella (2014-2015).
Carolina Machado (2014-2015).
José Cassimiro da Silva (2014-2015).
          Tony de Carvalho (2013).

  • Mentor of undergraduate students, Physiology Dept., USP, Brazil:
Ana Paula Nascimento da Silva (2007).
Daniel Paiva Silva (2007).
Fábio Cury de Barros (2007).
Samuel Coelho de Faria (2007).
Alan Beraldo (2006).
Andrea de Oliveira Mesquita (2006).
Fabiano Ricardo Andrade Negrini (2006).
Lucas Nascimento (2006).

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES

  • Reviewer for funding agencies and applications for academic programs:
          Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB) Graduate Student Research Awards program, USA (2018).
          NSF Natural History Experience for Undergraduates (NHRE) at Smithsonian's NMNH, USA (2018).
          Women in Science Grant, CCNY, USA (2016).
          PhD program admissions, Ecology Program, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brazil (2017).
          National Geographic, Committee for Research and Exploration (2015).

  • Biodiversity consultant for herpetofauna:
          Area of influence of the Jirau hydroelectric power plant. Pará and Mato Grosso, Brazil (2011).
          Area of influence of the Teles Pires hydroelectric power plant. Rondônia, Brazil (2009).
          Monitoring of the invasive bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) in the USP Campus. USP, Brazil (2009-2011).


  • Ad-hoc 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 IN SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

  • Prates I. (2018). Integrating species inventories, genetics, and past climates to shed light on the history of Amazonian biodiversity. Amazon Frontiers Symposium, Durham, USA.

  • Prates I., Penna A., Rodrigues M.T., Carnaval A.C. (2018). Genomic signatures of adaptation associated with a history of range expansions in South American anole lizards. XII Anolis Symposium, Miami, USA.

  • Prates I., Penna A., Rodrigues M.T., Carnaval A.C. (2017). Anole lizard population genomics reveals historical
    interchange between Amazonian and Atlantic rainforests. XI Latin American Meeting of Herpetology, Quito, Ecuador.


  • Bertola L., McDonald K., Vasconcellos M., Steiner N., Khan A., Damasceno R., Prates I., Quinteros N., Carnaval A., Hickerson M.J. (2017). Comparative adaptive genomics in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: environmental and genomic clines across multiple species. Evolution Meeting, Portland, USA.

  • Prates I., Xue A.T., Brown J.L., Alvarado-Serrano D.F., Rodrigues M.T., Hickerson M.J., Carnaval A.C. (2016). Inferring responses to climate dynamics from historical demography in neotropical forest lizards. Evolution Meeting, Austin, USA.

  • Prates I., Brown J.L., Carnaval A.C. 2015. Predicting traits: spatial turnover of poison frog alkaloids as a function of environmental gradients, arthropod prey assemblages and genetic distance. Evolution Meeting, Guarujá, Brazil.

  • Prates I., Rodrigues M.T., Teixeira M., Sampaio P.R.M., Drummond L., Carnaval A.C. 2015. Diversification of South American forest lizards under the light of new molecular data and inventories. Brazilian Congress of Herpetology, Gramado, Brazil.

  • Casagranda M.D., Peloso P., Castroviejo-Fisher S., Lyra M., Guaysamin J.M., Fouquet A., Twomey E., Prates I., Siu-Ting K., Rivera-Correa M., Rojas-Runjaic F.J.M., Embert D., Jansen M., Aguayo R., Aparicio J., Chaparro J.C., Crawford A., De la Riva I., Dill Orrico V.G., Gagliardi G., Haddad C., Ivo Simoes P., Köehler J., Kok P.J.R., Lima A., Moravec J., Muñoz A., Pombal J.P., Rada M., Reichle S., Señaris C.J., Trefaut-Rodrigues M.T., Padial J.M. (2015). Endemism in northern South American amphibians: The Amazon lowlands as a natural region. Biocon: Amazon-Andes Biodiversity Conservation Meeting, Lima, Peru.

  • Brown J.L., Prates I., Lyra M., Valdujo P., Carnaval AC. 2014. Novel insights from spatial models of phylogenetic turnover of Brazilian Atlantic Forest amphibians. Evolution Meeting, Raleigh, USA.

  • Prates I., Rodrigues M.T., Carnaval A.C. 2012. Phylogeographic structure and historical links between Amazonian and Atlantic Forests as revealed by a widely distributed anole. 1st Joint International Evolution Meeting, Ottawa, Canada.

  • Prates I., Rodrigues M.T., Carnaval A.C. 2012. Phylogeography of Anolis punctatus (Squamata: Dactyloidae) suggests past connections between Amazonian and Atlantic forests and riverine barriers shaping genetic structure. Brazilian Biogeography Symposia, São Paulo, Brazil.

  • Prates I., Antoniazzi M., Haddad C.F.B., Toledo L.F., Jared C. 2010. Skin morphology and secretions support a case of Mullerian mimicry between the dart-poison frog Ameerega picta and the frog Leptodactylus lineatus. XII Annual Meeting of the Butantan Institute, São Paulo.

  • Prates I., Navas C.A. 2007. Water loss in Brazilian species of Chaunus (Anura: Bufonidae) from environments with different water availability. 7th International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, Salvador. In: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, vol. 148A, Suppl. 1, p. S136.

ACTIVE COLLABORATIONS

  • Ana Carolina Carnaval (City College of New York, USA)
  • Andrea Paz Velez (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 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 Bell (National Museum of Natural History, USA)
  • Roy McDiarmid (National Museum of Natural History, USA)
  • Santiago Castroviejo (Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Brazil)

LANGUAGES

  • Fluent English
  • Fluent Spanish
  • Native Portuguese



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