Cíntia Coelho

Assistant Professor - Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation - Embrapa/University of Brasília
Cíntia Coelho

Cíntia Coelho

Assistant Professor - Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation - Embrapa/University of Brasília

Biography

Graduate at Biology from Federal University of Juiz de Fora (1994), Brazil, master’s at Agronomy from Federal University of Lavras (1997), Brazil and PhD. at Plant Sciences (Genetic and Molecular Biology) from University of Arizona (2005), USA. Has experience in Genetics, focusing on Plant Molecular Biology, acting on the following subjects: cell cycle, endoreduplication, maize, medicinal plant in tumor cells and, more recently in synthetic biology. Currently, assistant professor at the University of Brasilia, DF, Brazil, collaborating with Dr. Elíbio Rech at Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation on development of tools to manipulate gene regulation in plant cells and using genome editing technologies to produce plants with the desired quality traits.