M.Sc. in 2010 with Tomas Hrbek and Izeni Farias; Ph.D. in 2015 with Tomas Hrbek
For her Masters thesis, Deyla did a molecular analysis of reproductive behavior of Caiman crocodilus from the Piagaçu-Purus Sustainable Development Reserve (RDS-PP). For her Ph.D., Deyla used DNA barcoding and phylogenetic methods to study diversity and community structure of Amazonian squamate lizards sampled across different geomorphological regions of the Amazon basin. Deyla obtained both her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the joint INPA/UFAM Genetics, Conservation and Evolutionary Biology program. Deyla is currently a postdoc at the Federal University of Tocantins (UFT).