M.Sc. 2004 with Sérgio Lucena Mendes; Ph.D. 2008 with Izeni Farias and Tomas Hrbek
Manuella was a student in the Biotechnology program of UFAM. Manuella performed a microsatellite analysis of the genus Symphysodon investigating if the patterns found in mitochondrial DNA, meristic characters and in chromosome painting patters are concordant with patters observed in microsatellites DNA. These data are used to investigate phylogeographic patters, and also to address the species question. Manuella is currently a professor at the Instituto Federal do Espírito Santo (IFES).