Antonio Bernardo de Carvalho, Ph.D.

Title
Professor
Department
Department of Genetics
Institution
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Address
Caixa Postal 68011
CEP 21944-970
City
Rio de Janeiro
Country
Brazil
Phone
5521 22608820
E-mail
bernardo[at]biologia.ufrj.br
Website
http://b200.nce.ufrj.br/genetica/profs.html
Research Field
Genetics
Award Year
1998
Country Of Origin
Brazil
Mentor Name
Andrew G. Clark, Ph.D.

Research

Notwithstanding their biological importance, Y chromosomes remain poorly known in most species. I am studying the origin and evolution of these chromosomes, particularly in the Drosophila genus. A major obstacle to the study of Y-chromosomes is the identification of their sequences: due to its high content of repetitive sequences, in most genome projects the Y is fragmented into a large number of small, unmapped contains. I am developing computational and experimental methods to accomplish this, that has lead to the identification of nearly all known Drosophila Y-linked genes. Identification of Drosophila Y-chromosome genes yielded important insights on its origin and evolution.