Labbor is located in the Animal Biology Department (Departamento de Biologia Animal) at Unicamp, Campinas, SãoPaulo. The lab focuses its research in studies on natural history, ecology and systematics of Neotropical lepidoptera. Current lines of research include butterfly taxonomy and phylogeny, natural history, adult and immature morphology, community ecology, and conservation.
Biology, ecology and taxonomy of Diptera and Coleoptera of forensic importance. Larval therapy. Insect vectors and pests.
The research activities undertaken at our laboratory aim to study the Biochemistry of trypanosomatids, especially Trypanosoma cruzi, with emphasis on their bioenergetics and antioxidant mechanisms. We also test potential compounds to develop a more specific and less toxic therapy for Chagas disease.