Diogo Melo

Diogo Melo

Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow

Princeton University

Biography

My main research interest is understanding the evolution of genetic architecture, especially how genetic architecture can restrict and alter evolutionary trajectories, and how selection can shape these restrictions. Most of my work is computational, but I have also worked with data from large quantitative genetics experiments, trying to link our theoretical knowledge on genetic effects to what we see in real populations. I’ve persued these interests during my undergraduate degree in biology from the University of São Paulo, where I also obtained a master’s degree (2012) and a Ph.D. (2019) in genetics and evolutionary biology, working with Prof. Gabriel Marroig and Prof. Jason Wolf at the University of Bath. In 2020 I joined Prof. Julien Ayroles’s lab at Princeton as a Princeton Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow.

I’m also a decent double bass and electric bass player, and I’ve been playing jazz and Brazilian music for 20 years. I even built my own electric bass from scratch. My other hobby is taking pictures, specialy candid portraits and travel photos. I have a kept a flickr page for a long time, where I post photos taken with the many digital and analog cameras I have used over the years.

Interests
  • Quantitative Genetics
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Computational Biology
Education
  • PhD in Genetic and Evolutionary Biology, 2019

    Universidade de São Paulo

  • MS in Genetic and Evolutionary Biology, 2012

    Universidade de São Paulo

  • BSc in Biological Sciences, 2010

    Universidade de São Paulo

  • BSc in Molecular Sciences, 2007

    Universidade de São Paulo