Alexandra Lopes
Name: Alexandra Lopes
Academic Degree: Doctor of philosophy

Alexandra Lopes
Alexandra Lopes
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Researcher of Population Genetics

Short CV
I obtained my PhD in Biology in 2006 from the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto. Following a first postdoc at the University of Cambridge, UK, I have been developing my research at Ipatimup and at the Washington University School of Medicine, MO, USA.

My research has focused on the biology of sex chromosomes from an evolutionary perspective. Currently I try to integrate population genetics with comparative and functional genomics to better understand the genetics of mammalian reproduction. I am also interested on the impact of chromosome structural rearrangements in the patterns of genetic diversity, molecular evolution and in the genetic basis of male infertility.

Supervisor of
Ana Margarida Macedo, Master Student (thesis)

PI (running)

PI (closed)
First Author
1. Lopes AM, Aston KI, Thompson E, Carvalho F, Gonçalves J, Huang N, Matthiesen R, Noordam MJ, Quintela I, Ramu A, Seabra C, Wilfert AB, Dai J, Downie JM, Fernandes S, Guo X, Sha J, Amorim A, Barros A, Carracedo A, Hu Z, Hurles ME, Moskovtsev S, Ober C, Paduch DA, Schiffman JD, Schlegel PN, Sousa M, Carrell DT, Conrad DF
2. Lopes AM, Arnold-Croop SE, Amorim A, Carrel L
Clustered transcripts that escape X inactivation at mouse XqD. Mammalian genome : official journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society 22: 572-82, 2011. [Article] 
3. Lopes AM, Burgoyne PS, Ojarikre A, Bauer J, Sargent CA, Amorim A, Affara NA
4. Lopes AM, Miguel RN, Sargent CA, Ellis PJ, Amorim A, Affara NA
5. Lopes AM, Ross N, Close J, Dagnall A, Amorim A, Crow TJ
6. Lopes AM, Calafell F, Amorim A
Senior Author
1. Khemiri H, Pimenta J, Amorim A, Chevret P, Nouira S, Lopes AM
2. Seabra CM, Quental S, Lima AC, Carvalho F, Gonçalves J, Fernandes S, Pereira I, Silva J, Marques PI, Sousa M, Barros A, Seixas S, Amorim A, Lopes AM
The Mutational Spectrum of WT1 in Male Infertility. The Journal of urology 193: 1709-15, 2015. [Article] 
3. Lima AC, Carvalho F, Gonçalves J, Fernandes S, Marques PI, Sousa M, Barros A, Seixas S, Amorim A, Conrad DF, Lopes AM
 doi: 10.1111/andr.12063 PMID: 26139570.
4. Seabra CM, Quental S, Neto AP, Carvalho F, Gonçalves J, Oliveira JP, Fernandes S, Sousa M, Barros A, Amorim A, Lopes AM
5. Alves JM, Chikhi L, Amorim A, Lopes AM
 doi: 10.1093/gbe/evu064 PMID: 24682157.
6. Alves JM, Lopes AM
Population Genomics: Macro vs Microevolution Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics  412-414, 2013. [] 
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