Mariana Kanbe



CV Lattes



  • Scientific initiation student (2015-2016), Department of Genetics and Evolutionary Biology, University of São Paulo.


  • Undergraduate bachelor of Biomedical Science, Biomedical Science Institute, University of São Paulo (2013-).

Research Interests

Evolution of sex and sex-determining mechanisms are my main research interests. Briefly, in this project we investigate explanations for the observed excess of gene duplication movement occurring from the X chromosome to ectopic autossome regions. Using Drosophila model and employing a bioinformatics approach, our aim is to test the natural selection hypothesis suggested by observations already present in literature that such retrogenes exhibit male-biased expression pattern (testis), which is matched by the underrepresentation of male-biased genes on the X chromosome (demasculinization).