• 2004: Ph.D., Genetics. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.• 2000: B.Sc., Biological Sciences. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
• 2015-date: Associate Professor of Genetics and Evolution, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
• 2006-2015: Assistant Professor of Genetics and Evolution, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
• 2012-2014: Head of the Graduate Program in Genetics, UFRJ, Brazil.
• 2006: Lecturer of Genetics and Evolution, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
I am broadly interested in evolutionary genetics, using mainly primates as a case study. My works have addressed questions from pattern-oriented disciplines, such as biogeography, to process-related fields, such as molecular evolution. Theoretical approaches aiming to unify those large areas of biological enquiry are deeply appealing to me.
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- Schrago CG, Aguiar BO & Mello B. 2018. Comparative evaluation of maximum parsimony and Bayesian phylogenetic reconstruction using empirical morphological data. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31: 1477–1484.
- Schrago CG. 2014. The limiting distribution of the effective population size of the ancestor of humans and chimpanzees. Journal of Theoretical Biology 357: 55–61.
- Schrago CG, Menezes AN, Furtado C, et al. 2014. Multispecies coalescent analysis of the early diversification of neotropical primates: Phylogenetic inference under strong gene trees/species tree conflict. Genome Biology and Evolution 6: 3105–3114.
- Schrago CG. 2014. The effective population sizes of the anthropoid ancestors of the human-chimpanzee lineage provide insights on the historical biogeography of the great apes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 31: 37–47.
- Schrago CG, Mello B & Soares AER. 2013. Combining fossil and molecular data to date the diversification of New World Primates. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26: 2438–2446.