• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 
 

 

 

 
Mafalda Sousa Ferreira
 
Position: PhD Student
Member Type: Students
Degree: MSc
Email: mafaldasferreira@cibio.up.pt
Address: CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
Groups: CONGEN

As an undergrad student at the Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto (FCUP) I had a great interest in all matters concerning conservation of species. During my time as a Masters student at FCUP and CIBIO-InBIO that interest grew into understanding how species adapt to their natural environment and the molecular basis of adaptation. For my MSc dissertation, I studied the molecular basis of seasonal coat color change in snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus) applying RNA-sequencing, a phenotype that allows this species to camouflage in its seasonally snow covered environment.

 

Currently, I am continuing the work I started in my MSc dissertation while I am also involved in the study of hybridization and introgression between hare species with the intent of studying speciation and adaptation.