Gabriel da Silva Pescador
B.S., Federal University of Santa Catarina
M.S., Federal University of Santa Catarina
Gabriel da Silva Pescador has always been interested in natural sciences, so when he was introduced to cell biology in high school, he ran with it – all the way to becoming a predoctoral researcher in the Graduate School of the Stowers Institute.
Along his journey, he has taken a few steady leaps. As an undergraduate and master’s student, he studied how epidermal growth factor promotes neural crest cells to become pigmented melanocytes in the quail research organism.
While an undergrad, he spent time at the University of Pittsburgh as an exchange student and worked with fruit flies. He published a paper on Latin American contributions to neural crest research, and worked as a research technician for Marianne Bronner, Ph.D., at Caltech.
da Silva Pescador knew about Stowers because he was familiar with the work of Graduate School Faculty and Stowers Investigator Paul Trainor, Ph.D., and Imaging Center Director Paul Kulesa, Ph.D., on the neural crest. When he visited the campus, he was encouraged by the enthusiasm of fellow scientists toward their research.
As a predoctoral researcher, da Silva Pescador wants to enhance his scientific thinking to answer relevant questions in developmental biology while working with investigators and predoctoral researchers from different backgrounds.