Maureen Turcatel

Collections Manager

Gantz Family Collections Center
Science Focus

      Maureen is an insect taxonomist and systematist, especially interested in the diversity and phylogeny of horse flies (Diptera: Tabanidae). Her research focuses on using museum specimens to perform revisionary work on horse flies, potentially finding and describing new species. Maureen is also interested in phylogenomics, using next generation sequencing data for phylogenetic analyses, which allow us to better understand the evolutionary history of horse flies and the relationships within them.

      Education and Work

      PhD (Entomology) – North Carolina State University, Raleigh (2014)

      MSc (Zoology) – Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil (2008)

      BFA (Printmaking) – School of Music and Fine Arts of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil (2006)

      BSc (Biological Sciences) – Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil (2005)