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Ivone de Bem Oliveira

Postdoctoral research associate



Ivone de Bem Oliveira is a new postdoctoral research associate working in the Daniels Lab and collaborating with Keith Willmott and Akito Kawahara. Her research in population genetics and conservation genomics in imperiled insect species is focused on the intersection of phenotypic, environmental, and genomics data, generating information that can help guide the decision-making process for conservation actions. As a Latinx Native American Woman in STEM, one of Ivone‚Äôs favorite activities in this role is mentoring. She is always searching for possibilities to empower others by creating opportunities for students to develop new skills. Ivone has a bachelors in Agronomic Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, and received her master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding at the Federal University of Goias (2014 and 2018, respectively). She worked as a postdoctoral associate researcher in applied genomics at the Blueberry Breeding and Genomics lab under Patricio Munoz (University of Florida, 2018-2020) and has experience in the industry sector where she was the global lead for the application of genomics for breeding in different polyploid species (Hortifrut). Ivone has large experience in big-data analysis, working with quantitative genetics, population genomics, bioinformatics, and statistics. In her free time, Ivone enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her puppy Elee and her mini pig Leia.