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Postdoctoral studies supervision - USP Collaborating Researcher Program

2021-today. SENDIN, Simone. Ph.D. Professor at Federal University of Goias, UFG. USP Collaborating Researcher Program. Project: The modes of interpretation of living phenomena in the 18th and 19th centuries: the historical development of the dialectic pair Vida-Morte and their contributions to teacher education.

2016/03-2017/02. FORATO, Thaís Cyrino de Mello Forato. Profa. Dra. UNIFESP. Pós-Doutoramento pelo Programa Interunidades de Pós-Graduação em Ensino de Ciências. Projeto: História e Natureza das Ciências no Ensino de Ciências: avaliando elementos relevantes para a formação de professores. Bolsa CAPES, EDITAL PNPD 05/2015.


Supervision in progress in graduate studies PhD

2020 (Admission). CARLOS, Anderson Ricardo. Contribuições de João Batista de Lacerda (1846-1915) para a ciência no Brasil. Tese (Doutorado em Ensino de Ciências) – Programa de Pós-Graduação Interunidades em Ensino de Ciências, Universidade de São Paulo.

2016 (Admission). JANCZUR, Christine. Original sources of the history of science in the teaching of biology: commented translation of parts II and III of the work Introduction à l'étude de la médecine expérimental (1865) by Claude Bernard. Dissertation (Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Biology/Genetics) – Institute of Biosciences, University of São Paulo.


Supervision in progress in graduate studies Master

2018 (Admission). CARRIERI, Giuliana. History of zoology and teaching: description of snakes, from Antiquity to Modern Times. Thesis (Master in Science Teaching) – Interunity Graduate Program in Science Education, University of São Paulo.


Supervision in progress  Undergraduate studies

2020 (início). Alana Adler de Oliveira. O papel do registro fóssil na gênese do pensamento evolutivo de Charles Darwin: análise diacrônica dos 'Transmutations Notebooks' (1837 e 1839). Iniciação científica. Instituto de Biociências, Universidade de São Paulo. Bolsa PUB.

2020 (início). Pedro de Barros Vidal. Deslocamentos na distinção das teorias evolutivas de Lamarck e Darwin após uma disciplina de leitura de textos clássicos. Pesquisa em Biologia, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade de São Paulo.


Supervision in graduate studies – PhD

2018. BERÇOT, Filipe Faria. History of biology and nature of science in preservice teacher training: a teaching and learning sequence on animal reproduction in the Eighteenth century in the studies of Charles Bonnet and Abraham Trembley. São Paulo, 2018. Dissertation (Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Biology/Genetics) – Institute of Biosciences, University of São Paulo. Access to the dissertation here.

2016. JENSEN, Gerda Maisa. Charles Darwin and the Electric Fish: History and Nature of Science in Science Education in Youth and Adult Education. São Paulo, 2016. Dissertation (Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Biology/Genetics) – Institute of Biosciences, University de São Paulo. Access to the dissertation here.

2014. PEREIRA, Miler Rodrigo. History of Science in high school: experiments of Lazzaro Spallanzani on animal reproduction. São Paulo, 2014. Dissertation (Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Biology/Genetics) – Institute of Biosciences, University de São Paulo. Access to the dissertation here.


Supervision in graduate studies – Master

2020. PIOTTO, Victor da Rocha. Bernard de Jussieu (1699 - 1777) and his contribution to the classification of vegetables. Thesis (Master in Science Teaching) Interunity Graduate Program in Science Education, University of São Paulo. Access to the thesis here.

2020. AZEVEDO, Carolina Perozzi Guedes de. Francesco Redi (1626-1698) and the conceptions on the generation of living beings in the seventeenth century: a didactic approach. Thesis (Master in Science Teaching) – Interunity Graduate Program in Science Education, University of São Paulo. Access the presentation of the work here. Access to the thesis here.

2020. MARTINS, Natália Abdalla. George Newport (1803 - 1854) and the studies on animal reproduction: an application of the history of biology in the classroomThesis (Master in Science Teaching) – Interunity Graduate Program in Science Education, University of São Paulo. Access the presentation of the work hereAccess to the thesis here.

2020. NUNES, Luana Beatriz Xavier. William Harvey and the circulation of the blood: using primary sources of the history of biology in the teaching of biologyThesis (Master in Science Teaching) – Interunity Graduate Program in Science Education, University of São Paulo. Access the presentation of the work hereAccess to the thesis here.

2018. CORTEZ, Eduardo Pessonia Molina. Discovering natural selection: a teaching proposal based on the history of science. São Paulo, 2018. Thesis (Master in Science Teaching) Interunity Graduate Program in Science Education, University of São Paulo. Access to the thesis here.

2014. SOUZA, Rosa Andrea Lopes de. Wallace's trip to Brazil: an application of the history of science in biology teaching. São Paulo, 2014. Thesis (Master in Science Teaching)Interunity Graduate Program in Science Education, University of São Paulo. Access to the thesis here.

2013. CARVALHO, Eduardo Crevelário de. The controversy over the spontaneous generation between Needham and Spallanzani: implications for the teaching of Biology. São Paulo, 2013. Thesis (Master in Science Teaching)Interunity Graduate Program in Science Education, University of São Paulo. Access to the thesis here.

2013. BITTENCOURT, Fabricio Barbosa. The given treatment to the history of biology in the Brazilian textbooks recommended by the PNLEM-2007: analysis of the contributions of Gregor Mendel. 2013. Thesis (Master in Science Teaching)Interunity Graduate Program in Science Education, University de São Paulo. Access to the thesis here.

2013. SILVA, Tatiana Tavares da. Darwin in the classroom: replication of historical experiments to aid the understanding of evolutionary theory. 2013. Thesis (Master in Science Teaching) Interunity Graduate Program in Science Education, University of São Paulo. Access to the thesis here.

2013. SIÃO, José Franco Monte. The studies with Drosophila in the Institute of Biosciences of USP in the 1940s and 1950s: interviews with teachers. 2013. Thesis (Master in Science Teaching) Interunity Graduate Program in Science Education, University of São Paulo. Access to the thesis here.

2013. GILGE, Marcelo Viktor. History of Biology and Education: contributions by Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) and their presence in textbooks approved by PNLD 2012-High School. São Paulo, 2013. Thesis (Master in Biological Sciences, Biology/Genetics)Institute of Biosciences, University de São Paulo. Access to the thesis here.

2012. DURBANO, João Paulo Di Mônaco. Investigation of the Institute of Biosciences Students Conceptions on the Nature of Sciences. São Paulo, 2012. Thesis (Master in Biological Sciences, Biology/Genetics) – Institute of Biosciences, University de São Paulo. Access to the thesis here.

2009. Co-supervision. OLIVEIRA, Patricia P. Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira and his studies of the plants of the North and Center-West of Brazil. São Paulo, 2009. Thesis (Master in History of Science) – Pontifical University of São Paulo. Main supervisor: Lilian Al-Chueyr Pereira Martins, co-supervisor: Maria Elice Brzezinski Prestes. Access to the thesis here.

2009. ORTIZ, Carlos Eduardo. Yellow fever in the Americas: a comparison of the medical conceptions and experimental procedures of Carlos Juan Finlay and Emilio Marcondes Ribas. São Paulo, 2009. Thesis (Master in History of Science) – Pontifical University of São Paulo. Access to the thesis here.

2008. Co-supervision. JENSEN, Gerda Maisa. Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729-1799) and the torpedo: an electric type of fish? São Paulo, 2008. Thesis (Master in History of Science) – Pontifical University of São Paulo. Main supervisor: Lilian Al-Chueyr Pereira Martins, co-supervisor: Maria Elice Brzezinski Prestes. Access to the thesis here.

2006. NEGRETTI, Carlos. The relations between the conception of nature of F. Engels and the hypothesis of A. I. Oparin on the problem of the origin of life on earth. Thesis (Master in History of Science) – Pontifical University of São Paulo. Access to the thesis here.


Supervision in undergraduate studies

2015. AZEVEDO, Carolina Perozzi Guedes de. Learning of elementary students on scientific, meta-scientific, and historical contents, with a teaching and learning sequence based on episodes in the history of biologyResearch in Biology, Institute of Biosciences, University of São Paulo.

2015. KANINSKI, Bruno. The emergence of Molecular Biology at the Institute of Biosciences of USP, according to the testimony of some professors. Research in Biology, Institute of Biosciences, University of São Paulo.

2013. ARAUJO, João Paulo Ferraro Turano de. Motivation in Science Teaching: investigating the potential of the historical replication of the observations of Robert Hooke (1635-1703). Research in Biology, Institute of Biosciences, University of São Paulo.

2013. STAGNI, Guilherme. The study of human digestion in High School: a proposal of a didactic sequence involving experiments of Lazzaro Spallanzani. Research in Biology, Institute of Biosciences, University of São Paulo.

2012. PINTO, Fernanda Silva Lacerda. Evaluation of narratives on historical episodes in textbooks. Research in Biology, Institute of Biosciences, University of São Paulo.

2012. VALIN, Júlio. Phylogenetic taxonomy in high school textbooks. Research in Biology, Institute of Biosciences, University of São Paulo.

2009. TONI, João Felipe Ginefra. The conception of J. W. von Goethe on the flower: a contribution of the history of biology to teaching. Research in Biology, Institute of Biosciences, University of São Paulo.

2009. BITTENCOURT, Fabricio Barbosa. Analysis of the inclusion of the history of genetics in textbooks selected by PNLD. Research in Biology, Institute of Biosciences, University of São Paulo.


Supervision of internship in the Biological Sciences License Laboratory (LabLic)

2010. MORAES FILHO, Aroldo Vieira de.

2010. CHAPADENSE, Francesca Guaracyaba Garcia.

2009. AMGARTEN, Deyvid Emanuel.