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Dr. Patrícia J. Faria-Shayler


I obtained my first and second degrees in Biology at the University of São Paulo, Brazil (MSc supervised by Dr. Cristina Y. Miyaki and Dr. Anita Wajntal). During my PhD I studied population genetics of seabirds, in collaboration with Prof. Mike Bruford at Cardiff University, where I later undertook a Marie Curie Fellowship investigating host-parasite evolution in guppies and gyrodactylid parasites with Dr. Jo Cable. Following this I held a Lectureship in Brazil investigating amphibians genetics and a postdoctoral position at the University of Nottingham in cancer biology, before moving to my current position at the Edward Grey Institute.


Position: Senior Laboratory Manager and Research Support Officer

Location:  Edward Grey Institute, Oxford University


Schelkle B., Faria P.J., Johnson M., van Oosterhout C., Cable J. (2012). Mixed infections and hybridisation in Monogenean parasites. PLoS ONE 7: e39506

Faria P.J., Kavembe G.D., Jung J.O., Kinwele C.N., Estes L.D., Bruford M.W. (2011). The use of non-invasive molecular techniques to confirm the presence of mountain bongo antelope Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci populations in Kenya and preliminary inference of their mitochondrial genetic variation. Conservation Genetics 12: 745-751.

Faria P.J., Lazarus C.M., van Oosterhout C., Harris P.D., Cable J. (2011). First polymorphic microsatellites for the gyrodactylids (Monogenea), an important group of fish pathogens. Conservation Genetics Resources 3: 177-180.

Faria P.J., van Oosterhout C., Cable J. (2010). Optimal release strategies for captive-bred animals in reintroduction programs: the effects of prior parasite exposure and release protocol on host survival and infection rates. Biological Conservation 143: 35-41.

Faria P.J., Campos F.P., Branco J.O., Musso C.M., Morgante J.M., Bruford M.W. (2010). Population structure in the South American tern Sterna hirundinacea in the South Atlantic: two populations with distinct breeding phenologies. Journal of Avian Biology 41: 378-387.

Zefania S, Emilienne R., Faria P.J., Bruford M.W., Long P.R., Szekely T. (2010). Cryptic sexual size dimorphism in Malagasy plovers Charadrius spp. Ostrich 81: 173-178.

Faria P.J., Guedes N.M.R., Yamashita C., Martuscelli P., Miyaki C.Y. (2008). Genetic variation and population structure of the endangered Hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus): implications for conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation 17: 765-779.

Faria P.J., Baus E., Morgante J.S., Bruford M.W. (2007). Challenges and prospects of population genetic studies in terns (Sternidae, Charadriiformes, Aves). Genetics and Molecular Biology 30: 681-689.

Faria P.J., Miyaki C.Y. (2006). Molecular markers for population genetic analyses in the family Psittacidae (Psittaciformes: Aves). Genetics and Molecular Biology 29: 231-240.