I grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where I got my BA in Ecology and MS in Genetics, working with Dr. Rui Cerqueira on the life-history strategies of small mammals. In 2001, I moved to Campinas (S√£o Paulo) and to the Drosophila world. During my PhD, I worked with Dr. Louis Bernard Klaczko on the recent invasion of Zaprionus indianus in Brazil. In 2002, I had the chance to do part of my research in collaboration with Dr. Jean David at the CNRS (Gif-sur-Yvette, France), where I stayed for six months. Still not enough moving, I came to Hartl lab in 2003 and worked as a technician in Yun Tao's project of describing the molecular basis of hybrid incompatibilities. Soon moving back to Campinas, I defended my thesis for the Universidade Estadual de Campinas in April of 2005.
I am interested in several aspects leading to hybrid incompatibilities in Drosophila. In my current research I am using species of the simulans complex to map factors that might be associated with reproductive isolation and speciation.
Araripe, L. O., H. Montenegro, B. Lemos, and D. L. Hartl. 2010. Fine-scale genetic mapping of a hybrid sterility factor between Drosophila simulans and D. mauritiana: the varied and elusive functions of “speciation genes”. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:385. PDF
Lemos, B., L. O. Araripe, P. Fontanillas, and D. L. Hartl. 2008. Dominance and the evolutionary accumulation of cis- and trans-effects on gene expression. PNAS 105: 14471-14476. PDF
Lemos, B., L. O. Araripe, and D. L. Hartl. 2008. Polymorphic Y chromosomes harbor cryptic variation with manifold functional consequences. Science 319:91-93.
Tao, Y., L. Araripe, S. B. Kingan, Y. Ke, H. Xiao, and D. L. Hartl. 2007. A sex-ratio meiotic drive system in Drosophila simulans. II: an X-linked distorter. PLoS Biol. 5:e293.
Tao, Y., J. P. Masly, L. Araripe, Y. Ke, and D. L. Hartl. 2007. A sex-ratio meiotic drive system in Drosophila simulans. I: an autosomal suppressor. PLoS Biol. 5:e292.
Araripe, L. O., N. Eckstrand, D. Hartl, and Y. Tao. 2006. Flanking regions of P-elements inserted in the 3rd chromosome of Drosophila mauritiana. DIS 89.
David, J. R., L. O. Araripe, B. C. Bitner-Mathe, P. Capy, B. Goni, L. B. Klaczko, H. Legout, M. B. Martins, J. Voudibio, A. Yassin, and B. Moreteau. 2006. Quantitative trait analysis and geographic variability of natural populations of Zaprionus indianus, a recent invader in Brazil. Heredity 96: 53-62.
David, J. R., L. O. Araripe, B. C. Bitner-Mathe, B. Goni, L. B. Klaczko, H. Legout, M. B. Martins, J. Voudibio, A. Yassin, and B. Moreteau. 2006. Sexual dimorphism of body size and sternopleural bristle number: a comparison of geographic populations of an invasive cosmopolitan drosophilid. Genetica 128: 109-122.
David, J. R., L. O. Araripe, B. C. Bitner-Mathe, P. Capy, B. Goni, L. B. Klaczko, H. Logout, M. B. Martins, J. Voudibio, A. Yassin, and B. Moretau. 2005. Quantitative trait analysis and geographic variability of natural populations of Zaprionus indianus, a recent invader in Brazil. Heredity 96 (1): 53-62.
David, J. R., L. O. Araripe, M. Chakir, H. Legout, B. Lemos, G. P√©tavy, C. Rohmer, D. Joly, and B. Moreteau. 2005. Male sterility at extreme temperatures: a significant but neglected phenomenon for understanding Drosophila climatic adaptations. J. Evol. Biol. 18: 838-846.
Araripe, L. O., L. B. Klaczko, B. Moreteau, and J. R. David. 2004. Male sterility thresholds in a tropical cosmopolitan drosophilid, Zaprionus indianus. J. Therm. Biol. 29: 73-80.
Aulchenko, Y. S., L. O. Araripe, P. S. D'Andrea, A. A. Shishkin, R. Cerqueira, P. M. Borodin, and T. I. Axenovich. 2002. Inheritance of litter size at birth in the Brazilian grass mouse (Akodon cursor, Sigmodontinae, Rodentia). Genet. Res. 80: 55-62.
I love to study music, both theory and practice, where mandolin has been my preferred instrument. Also, I like to attend concerts, go for walks in the sun and camping on mountain sites.