Dr. Ítalo Martins da Costa Mourthé 
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Period: 05/2016 - Present day 

Graduated in Biological Sciences (2003) and Master in Ecology, Conservation and Management of Wildlife (2006) by the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He has a doctorate in Biology (Ecology) by the National Research Institute of the Amazon (2012). Postdoctoral fellow in genetics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul between 2013 and 2016. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Federal University of Pará. Associate of the Brazilian Society of Primatology and American Society of Primatologists. He has focused his research on the ecology of Neotropical primates with emphasis on strategies for foraging and resource use, animal-plant interaction, conservation of endangered species and genetics (hybridization in Alouatta). Currently, studying the biogeographic process of Amazonian primates diversification.