Isabela de Macedo Gomes Dias, DVM

I am post-doctoral research fellow for the Global Felid Genetics Program.


  • PhD in Genetics – May 2007 - Institute of Biological Sciences of Federal University of Minas Gerais (ICB/UFMG) in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • Masters in Animal Science (Animal Breeding and Genetics) - December 1999 - at Veterinary School of Federal University of Minas Gerais / UFMG (MG, Brazil).
  • Veterinary Medical Doctor – July 1996 - Veterinary School / UFMG (MG, Brazil).


  • Global Felid Genetics Project: a population genetics study of cats samples from many countries (from Americas, Africa and Asia).
  • Study of population genetics and quantitative genetics of marsupials (Didelphidae) species from state Park of "Rio Doce" in Atlantic Forest in Brazil.

Select Publications

  • DIAS, I.M.G., ALMEIDA, F.C., AMATO, G., DESALLE, R., FONSECA, C. G. Delineating geographic boundaries of the woolly mouse opossum, Micoureus
    paraguayanus (Didelphimorphia: Didelphidade). Conservation Genetics, v.11, p.1579-1585, 2010.
  • DIAS, I.M.G ; AMATO, G. ; CUNHA, H. ; DESALLE, R.; PAGLIA, A.; PETTERSON, J.K.; FONSECA, C. G. . Isolation, characterization and cross-species amplification of new microsatellite markers for three woolly opossum species of the Didelphidae family. Conservation Genetics Resourses, v.1, p.405-410, 2009.
  • DIAS, I.M.G ; AMATO, G. ; CARVALHO, M. R. S. ; CUNHA, H. ; PAGLIA, A. ; DESALLE, R. ; FONSECA, C. G. . Characterization of eight microsatellite loci in the woolly mouse opossum, Micoureus paraguayanus, isolated from Micoureus demerarae. Molecular Ecology Notes, v. 8, p. 345-347, 2008.
  • DIAS, I.M.G., BERGMANN, J.A.G., REZENDE, A.C., CASTRO, G. Formation and population structure of the Brasileira de Hipismo (BH) Horse breed. [Formação e Estrutura Populacional do Eqüino Brasileiro de Hipismo]. Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia. , v.52, n.6, p.647 - 654, 2000.