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 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.
  • Instructor in outreach courses:
- Semana Temática da Biologia [Biology Week]: Manutenção de invertebrados como suporte para pesquisa em herpetologia [Keeping invertebrates to support herpetological research]. USP, Brazil, 2009.
- V Curso de Inverno: Tópicos em Fisiologia Comparada [V Winter Course: Topics in Comparative Physiology]. Physiology Dept., USP, Brazil, 2009.
- IV Curso de Inverno: Tópicos em Fisiologia Comparada [IV Winter Course: Topics in Comparative Physiology]. Physiology Dept., USP, Brazil, 2008.
- III Curso de Inverno: Tópicos em Fisiologia Comparada [III Winter Course: Topics in Comparative Physiology]. Physiology Dept., USP, Brazil, 2007.
- II Curso de Inverno: Tópicos em Fisiologia Comparada [II Winter Course: Topics in Comparative Physiology]. Physiology Dept., USP, Brazil, 2006.

MENTORING ACTIVITY
  • Reviewer, Women in Science Grant, CCNY, USA (2016).
  • Monitor, National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at CCNY, USA (2014).
  • Mentor of minority undergraduate students, Biology Dept., CCNY, USA:
- Barbara Rizzo (2011-2014)
- Zoe Spanos (2011-2014)
- Ivandy Castro Astor (2011-2014)
- Danielle Rivera (2011-2015)

- Esmeralda Suhling (2013-present)
- Zainab Shahid (2014-2015)

- Daija Bobe (2014-2017)
- Leyla Hernandez (2014-present)
  • Mentor of visiting Latin American students, Biology Dept., CCNY, USA:
- Tony de Carvalho (2013)
- Annelise D’Angiolella (2014-2015)
- Carolina Machado (2014-2015)
- José Cassimiro da Silva (2014-2015)
- Lilian Sayuri Ouchi de Melo (2016)
  • Mentor of undergraduate students, Physiology Dept., USP, Brazil:
- Alan Beraldo (2006)
- Andrea de Oliveira Mesquita (2006)
- Fabiano Ricardo Andrade Negrini (2006)
- Lucas Nascimento (2006)
- Ana Paula Nascimento da Silva (2007)
- Daniel Paiva Silva (2007)
- Fábio Cury de Barros (2007)
- Samuel Coelho de Faria (2007)

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES
  • 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
- Herpetology Notes

- Journal of Biogeography
- Journal of Heredity
- Journal of Morphology
- Molecular Ecology
- Molecular Ecology Resources
- Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
- PlosOne
- South American Journal of Herpetology
- Zoologica Scripta
- Zootaxa
  • External referee for funding agencies and academic programs:
          - PhD program admissions, Ecology Program, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brazil
          - National Geographic, Committee for Research and Exploration
  • 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).

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS IN SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
  • 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.

CURRENT COLLABORATORS
  • 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)
  • Maria Dolores Casagranda (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Argentina)
  • Maria Strangas (City University of New York, USA)
  • 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)
  • Santiago Castroviejo (Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Brazil)

LANGUAGES
  • Fluent English
  • Fluent Spanish
  • Native Portuguese

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