About me

Hello! I’m Francisco, an animal scientist, MSc. & Ph.D. in animal science and pastures at the University of São Paulo (USP). I have experience in animal breeding, genetics, and molecular biology. During my Ph.D., at the University of São Paulo, I focused on Multi-omics integration methods applied to meat tenderness in Nellore cattle. On my MSc. research, I committed on identify potential biomarkers associated with feed efficiency as well as understand the molecular process that explains feed efficiency variation.

Outside of my professional life, I enjoy cooking, drawing, and spending time with family.


Research Interests


  • Understand the gaps between phenotype and molecular data using quantitative genetics, omics data integration, bioinformatics and statistics.

  • Research how Artificial Inteligence methods can be applied to animal breeding and animal production.


“The whole biology is thus a counterpoint between two themes:

1-“astonishing variety in individual particulars;

2-“astonishing constancy in fundamental mechanisms”

— Alberts, Bruce