Tiago Rodrigues Simões

Alexander Agassiz Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

About Tiago Rodrigues Simões

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Pierce Lab @ Dept. Organismic & Evolutionary Biology/Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University. I work on the early evolution of squamates and on the phylogenetic relationships among squamates and other major reptile lineages. I started my career in my home city (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), developing research on fossil reptiles at the Museu Nacional/UFRJ, and subsequently moved to Canada, where I obtained my PhD at the University of Alberta and expanded my expertise on phylogenetic methods, functional morphology and macroevolution. I am interested in combining data from living and extinct species, as well as morphological and molecular data, to explore and investigate deep time problems in vertebrate evolution.

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Bridging the gap on the origin of lizards

October, 2012: Caldwell: -Tiago, I think you should switch your PhD project from mosasaurs to the origin of squamates Tiago: -Really? But the fossil record is so incomplete! Caldwell: It will be good for you. Amazing to believe that I still had to think about it...

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