Thiago Araújo

Thiago Quintão Araújo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Kennedy College of Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
Olsen Hall, Room 609A


Systematics and Phylogeny, Marine Biology, Meiofaunal animals, Gastrotricha, Rotifera

Research Interests

My specialty is in Gastrotricha and Rotifera where I apply EM, CLSM, and FIB-SEM to understand functional morphology. I also work with systematics and phylogenetics using morphological lenses to investigate the evolution of meiofaunal animals.


  • Ph.D. in Zoology (Systematics and Phylogenetics) (2017), Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
    Dissertation: Morphological Phylogeny of the Family Xenotrichulidae (GASTROTRICHA)
    Advisor: Alfredo H. Wieloch, Ph.D., Co-advisor: Dr. André Garraffoni
    - Sandwich Doctorate period at University of Massachusetts Lowell March 2015 - February 2016 Advisor: Dr. Rick Hochberg
  • MS in Forest Science (2012), Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys
    Thesis: The Effect of Environmental Degradation and water current flow on Meiofaunal Communities in a Lotic Ecosystem in the Brazilian Cerrado
    Advisor: Dr. André Garraffoni
  • BS in Biological Sciences (2010), Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys
    Thesis: Gastrotricha survey in three hydrographic basins of State of Minas Gerais
    Advisor: Dr. André Garraffoni