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Lucas Lopes

Position/Title: Ph.D. Student
email: llopes@uoguelph.ca
Office: ANNU 032

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Short Biography

Lucas obtained his Bachelor’s in Animal Scince in 2016 and his Master’s degree in Genetics and Animal Breeding in 2019 from the <aSão Paulo State University, Brazil. During his undergraduate studies, he acquired experience mainly in the fields of Poultry and Meat Science where he won the Best Undergraduate Scientific Project for the course of animal Science. Lucas was also an intern for a private company inside the Brazilian Beef Production chain. He was also a member of the research group for Food Technology and Processing of Animal Products, as well as in the Monogastric Nutrition Lab.  
During his Master´s he improved his skills in Genetics and Statistics His thesis aimed to investigate the relationships between variables in a beef herd utilizing a Multivariate Statistic methodology. His research interests and the opportunities for new challenges brought him to the University of Guelph in 2020 for a Ph.D. in Animal Biosciences, where he seeks to understand the underlying genetic mechanisms of Rumination Time, Feed Efficiency and Methane Emission in Canadian Dairy Cattle, aiming at a more sustainable and efficient animal obtained in the current national Breeding programs.

Academic History

  • Bachelor’s in animal science, São Paulo State University, Brazil (2016)
    • Thesis title: "Effects of Baccharis darcunculifolia extract on the turnover and metabolism of broiler´s breast muscle "
      Advisor: Dr. Celso Pezzato.
      Co-Advisor: Dr. Everton Moreno Muro.
  • Master in Genetics and animal Breeding, São Paulo State University, Brazil (2019)
    • Thesis title: "Multivariate analysis of carcass and meat quality traits from angus-nellore cattle finished in feedlot"  
      Advisor: Dr. Luis Artur Loyola Chardulo,
      Co-Advisor: Dr. Danisio Prado Munari.
  • Ph.D. Student in Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph, Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock (2019 - In Progress).
    • Thesis title: TBA
      Advisor: Dr. Christine Baes
      Co-Advisor: Dr. Dan Tulpan.


​Awards and Scholarships

  • IDTS - International Doctoral Tuition Scholarship (2020)
  • CNPq - National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (2019)
  • CAPES - Coordination for the Improvement of Hgher Education Personnel (2017)
  • Best Undergraduate Scientific Project (2015)