PALEONTOLOGY  LAB
Universidade de São Paulo - Ribeirão Preto

Serra das Inhumas, Campina Verde-MG

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PERSONNEL
 

 
Max Cardoso Langer
BSc in Ecology (1994) from Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Rio Claro; MSc in Geosciences (1996) from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre; PhD (2001) from the University of Bristol, Bristol-UK; Habilitation (Livre Docência) in Geology and Palaeontology (2011) from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto. President of the Sociedade Brasileira de Paleontologia, voting member of the Subcommission on Triassic Stratigraphy and part of the 'advisory board' of Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia and of Ameghiniana (journal of the Asociación Paleontológica Argentina). His research interest is focused on the phylogeny and stratigraphic correlation of Mesozoic 'reptiles', especially dinosaurs, rhynchosaurs, and turtles. Since 2001 he is a staff member (Geology and Palaeontology lecturer) of the Biology Department, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP.

Curriculum Lattes          mclanger@ffclrp.usp.br
 
       
 
Annie Schmaltz Hsiou
BSc in Biology (2002) from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre-RS; MSc (2006) and PhD (2010) in Geosciences from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre-RS. Currently, she is 1st treasurer of the Sociedade Brasileira de Paleontologia. Her research interest is focused on Palaeoherpetology, especially on the systematics and comparative anatomy of cenozoic Squamata (lizards and snakes) from South America. Since 2011 she is a staff member (Geology and Palaeontology lecturer) of the Biology Department, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP.

Curriculum Lattes          anniehsiou@ffclrp.usp.br

 

 
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS
 
Simone D'Orazi Porchetti
BSc (2003) in Natural Sciences and PhD (2007) in Earth Sciences from Univeristà degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Rome (Italy). His research interest is focused on the vertebrate fossil tracks from the Mesozoic, specially in track-fossil analysis methods, ichnotaxonomy, biostratigraphic applications for fossil tracks and vertebrate ichnofacies.


Currículo Lattes          simone.dorazi.porchetti@gmail.com

 

PhD CANDIDATES

 
 
Estevan Eltink
BSc (2006) in Biology from Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL), Londrina-PR; MSc (2009) in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. PhD candidate funded by FAPESP, with thesis partially accomplished at the Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart. His research interest is focused on Permian tetrapods, especially temnospondyls.


Curriculum Lattes          estevaneltink@yahoo.com.br

 
 
 
Bruno Cavalcanti Vila Nova
BSc (2007) in Biology and MSc (2010) in Geosciences from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPe), Recife-PE. PhD candidate funded by CNPq, his research interest is focused on the anatomy and systematics of pterosaurs.


Curriculum Lattes          bruno.vilanova@gmail.com

 
 
 
Jeanninny Carla Comniskey
BSc (2007) in Biology and MSc (2011) in "Gestão do Território" from Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa (UEPG). PhD candidate funded by FAPESP, her research interest is focused on Systematics and Taphonomy of macroinvertebrates from the Devonian Paraná Basin.


Currículo Lattes          comniskey@gmail.com

 
 
 
Fábio Augusto Carbonaro
BSc (2009) in Biology from Universidade do Estado de São Paulo, Bauru-SP and MSc (2013) in Regional Geology em Geologia Regional from Universidade do Estado de São Paulo, Rio Claro-SO. PhD candidate funded by FAPESP, his research interest is focused on invertebrate paleobiogeograhy from the Devonian Paraná Basin.


Currículo Lattes          fabiocarbonaro@usp.br

 
 
 
Júlio César de Almeida Marsola
BSc (2010) in Biology from Centro Universitário Barão de Mauá and MSc in Comparative Biology (2013) from Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto-SP. PhD candidate funded by FAPESP, his research interest is focused on fossil eggs from the Late Cretaceous Bauru Group.


Curriculum Lattes          juliomarsola@gmail.com

 
 
 
Marcos César Bissaro Júnior
BSc (2002) in Biology from UNESP-Botucatu and MSc in Ecology (2008) from USP-São Paulo. He is a PhD candidate at the PaleoLab and colaborator of the Laboratório de Paleontologia de Macroinvertebrados (LAPALMA), UNESP-Bauru. His research interest is focused on macrovertebrate taphonomy of the Miocene deposits of Acre Basin.


Currículo Lattes          marcosbissaro@gmail.com

 
 

MSc STUDENTS

 
 
Pedro Lorena Godoy
BSc (2011) in Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. MSc candidate funded by FAPESP with a internship sponsored by Dr. Mark Norell in the American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA, his research interest is focused on fossil crocodyliforms.


Curriculum Lattes          pedrolorenagodoy@gmail.com

 
 
 
Elisabete C. Gimenes Dassie
BSc (2009) in Biology from Centro Universitário Barão de Mauá, Ribeirão Preto-SP. MSc candidate funded by FAPESP, her research interest is focused on palaeontological databases.


Curriculum Lattes          elisabetedassie@hotmail.com

 
 
 
Gabriel de Souza Ferreira
BSc (2011) in Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. MSc candidate funded by FAPESP with a internship sponsored by Dr. Juliana Sterli in the Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio, Trelew, Argentina, his research interest is focused on the osteology of chelonians.


Curriculum Lattes          gsferreirabio@gmail.com

 
 
 
Giovanne Mendes Cidade
BSc (2012) in Biology from Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU). MSc candidate funded by FAPESP, his research interest is focused on anatomy and systematics of south-american Tertiary crocodylians, specially from the Mourasuchus genus.


Currículo Lattes          giovannemendes@usp.br

 
 
 
Andrea Thays Paganella Marcondes
BSc (2011) in Biology from Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa (UEPG). MSc candidate funded by CAPES, her research interest is focused on actuopaleontology of bivalve molluscs from the Complexo Estuarino Paranaguá, Paraná state.


Currículo Lattes          athayspm@usp.br

 
 
 
Paulo Ricardo Mendonça Lopes
BSc in Biology from Centro Universitário Claretiano. He is presently a MSc candidate funded by FAPESP, his research interest is focused on the osteological study of South American cenozoic mammals, specially the Mustelidae family.


Curriculum Lattes          pauloricardo403@gmail.com

 
 

ASSOCIATED RESEARCHERS

 
 
Geovani Augusto Ferreira
BSc (2010) in Biology from Universidade de Franca (UNIFRAN), Franca-SP. He works on fossil preparation in the PaleoLab.


Curriculum Lattes          geovanialti@yahoo.com.br

 
 
 
Gabriel Teixeira
Biology undergraduate student at Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto. He is presently working with the post-cranial morphology of extant snakes.


Currículo Lattes          gabrieljteixeira@live.com

 
 

EX-MEMBERS

 
 
Maíra Clasen Massarani
BSc (2008) in Biology and MSc (2011) in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP.


Curriculum Lattes          mc_massarani@yahoo.com.br

 
 
 
Felipe Chinaglia Montefeltro
BSc (2005) in Biology and MSc (2008) and PhD (2013) in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, with a internship (2011) sponsored by Dr. Hans Larsson in McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He worked in the PaleoLab during his BSc, MSc, and PhD, and is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Instituto de Biociências, Universidade do Estado de São Paulo, Rio Claro-SP.


Currículo Lattes          felipecmontefeltro@gmail.com

 
 
 
Marco Aurélio Gallo de França
BSc (2004) in Biology, MSc (2007) and PhD (2011) in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. He is currently employed as a lecturer Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco (UNIVASF), Petrolina-PE.


Currículo Lattes          marquinhobio@yahoo.com.br

 
 
 
Mário Bronzati Filho
BSc (2009) in Biology and MSc in Comparative Biology (2012) from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. He worked in the PaleoLab during his BSc and MSc, and is currently a PhD candidate at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany.


Curriculum Lattes          mariobronzati@yahoo.com.br

 
 
 
Jonathas de Souza Bittencourt
BSc (2001) in Biology and PhD (2010) in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP; MSc (2004) in Zoology from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro-RJ. He worked in the PaleoLab during his PhD and Post-Doc. He is currently employed as a lecturer at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte-MG.


Curriculum Lattes          jsbittencourt@ufmg.br

 
 
 
Gabriela Sobral
BSc (2007) in Biology from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro-RJ, and MSc (2009) in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. She worked in the PaleoLab during her MSc, and is currently a PhD candidate at the Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany.


Curriculum Lattes          gabisobral@gmail.com

 
 
 
Mariela Cordeiro de Castro
BSc (2005) in Biology and MSc (2009) in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. She worked in the PaleoLab during her BSc and MSc, and is currently a PhD candidate at Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina.


Curriculum Lattes          marielaccastro@yahoo.com.br

 
 
 
Carolina Rettondini Laurini
BSc (2007) in Biology and MSc (2010) in Comparative Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. She worked in the PaleoLab during her her BSc and MSc, and is currently a PhD candidate at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), São Paulo-SP.


Curriculum Lattes          carol_xirra@hotmail.com

 
 
 
Mariana Galera Soler
BSc (2007) in Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto. She worked in the PaleoLab during her BSc, and is currently technical staff at the Instituto Butantã, São Paulo-SP.


Curriculum Lattes         

 
 
 
Samuel Silveira Lecci
BSc (2004) in Biology from Universidade de Franca (UNIFRAN), Franca-SP. He worked in the PaleoLab during his BSc.


 
 
   
Katherine Foehringer
BSc (2004) in Biology from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto-SP. She worked in the PaleoLab during her BSc.


 
 

 

     

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