2019 - M.S.Com in Science Communication: Laurentian University 2010 - PhD in Animal Physiology: University of São Paulo, Institute of Biosciences (IB-USP). Advisor: Carlos A. Navas. Thesis title: Evolutive aspects of life history and eggshell morphology of Tropidurinae lizards 2004 - Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences: University of São Paulo, Institute of Biosciences (IB-USP).
2018 -F. Jean MacLeod Endowment for the David Pearson Bursary 2018 - Dean Entrance Scholarship for Graduate Students (Laurentian University) 2018 - Graduate Studies (Cost) Fellowship (Laurentian University) 2016 - Post-doctoral internship abroad Fellowship & Grant: (FAPESP fellowship 2016/01558-3) 2015 - Visiting Researcher: (FAPESP 2015/11531-2) 2013 - Post-doctoral Fellowship & Grant: (FAPESP 2013/14125-0) 2011 - Post-doctoral Fellowship (CAPES) 2004 - Doctoral Fellowship & Grant (FAPESP 2003/13235-4)
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I manage the Science Communication program social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). Duties include developing, sourcing, and managing content, as well as developing new engagement tools.
Invited speaker, Symposium: Impacts of Climate Change on the Herpetofauna X Latin American Congress of Herpetology, Cartagena, Colombia Dec/2014 'Life history evolution in the face of environmental changes: lessons from Brazilian lizards.'
Invited speaker, Encontro da Biologia Comparada University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil Jul/2013 'Sexual dimorphism of locomotor performance in Tropidurus torquatus (Squamata: Tropiduridae) lizards – body shape and size explain variation between males and females'
Invited speaker, Symposium: Ecological radiations and Physiology on Brazilian Herpetofauna Brazilian Congress of Herpetology, Pirenópolis, Brazil Jul/2009 'Do diverse environments equal different reproductive strategies? Lessons from Tropiduridae lizards
Invited speaker, Symposium 41st Congress of the Brazilian Society of Physiology & Joint Meeting of The Physiological Society, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil 2006. "Morphological diversity of lizard eggs: relationships with nest ecology and embryo physiology."
Data collected... what now? Solving biological problems using R (2015) Together with Fabio Barros. Short course for graduate students who were interested in starting using R for studies of Comparative Biology. It was offered in Brazilian Portuguese at VII Encontro de Biologia Comparada of the Graduate Program in Comparative Biology from FFCLRP-USP. We built a website to accompany the course: http://renatabrandt.github.io/EBC2015