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I have a CAPES scholarship, and use comparative data to infer ecological determinants of incidence, prevalence and host-shift success, in the bacterial endosymbionts of arthropods.

Eli Vieira Araujo-Jnr


2012-present:    PhD; Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge

2010-2012:        Masters (Genética e Biologia Molecular); Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Brazilian CV is here.


Ahmed MZ, Araujo-Jnr EV, Welch JJ, Kawahara AY (2015). Wolbachia in butterflies and moths: geographical structure in infection frequency. Front Zool 12: 16.

Weinert LA*, Araujo-Jnr EV*, Ahmed MZ, Welch JJ (2015). The incidence of bacterial endosymbionts in terrestrial arthropods. Proc R Soc B 282: 20150249. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0249.

Mota NR*, Araujo-Jnr EV*, Paixão-Côrtes VR, Bortolini MC & Bau CHD (2012). Linking Dopamine Neurotransmission and Neurogenesis: The Evolutionary History of the NTAD (NCAM1-TTC12-ANKK1-DRD2) Gene Cluster. Genetics and Molecular Biology 35: 912–918.

    * Equal contributions.