Carolina M. Siniscalchi

Carolina M. Siniscalchi

Post-Doctoral Associate

Mississippi State University

Biography

I’m a Post Doctoral Associate at Mississippi State University. My two main research lines are macroevolution of the nitrogen fixation symbiosis in flowering plants and systematics and evolution of the sunflower family.

Interests
  • Plant Evolution
  • Systematics
  • Taxonomy
  • Compositae
Education
  • PhD in Biology (Botany), 2018

    Universidade de São Paulo

  • MSc in Biology (Botany), 2012

    Universidade de São Paulo

  • BSc in Biology, 2010

    Universidade de São Paulo

Professional Background

 
 
 
 
 
Post-Doctoral Associate
Jan 2020 – Present Mississippi State, MS, USA
Studying macroevolution of the nitrogen fixing symbiosis in flowering plants.
 
 
 
 
 
Research Associate
Sep 2018 – Dec 2019 Memphis, TN, USA
Studied whole genome duplications in the sunflower family.
 
 
 
 
 
Doctorate student
Universidade de São Paulo
Jan 2014 – Apr 2018 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Studied the systematics and evolution of the genus Chresta (tribe Vernonieae, family Asteraceae), using phylogenomics and population genetics methods.
 
 
 
 
 
Master’s student
Universidade de São Paulo
Sep 2010 – Sep 2012 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Studied Leguminosae floristics at Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Publications

Photosynthesis metabolism in the Compositae: Current knowledge and future directions
The Effects of Herbarium Specimen Characteristics on Short-Read NGS Sequencing Success in Nearly 8000 Specimens: Old, Degraded Samples Have Lower DNA Yields but Consistent Sequencing Success
Phylogenomics of Perityleae (Compositae) provides new insights into morphological and chromosomal evolution of the rock daisies
Angiosperms at the edge: Extremity, diversity, and phylogeny
Population Genetics of Copperheads (Agkistrodon contortrix) within an Urban Forest