Leo Warzea Lima Graduate Assistant


  • BS in Biology, São Paulo State University, UNESP (Jaboticabal), 2014
  • MSc in Crop Sciences, São Paulo State University, UNESP (Jaboticabal), 2016
  • PhD Student, Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO/USA, present.


I am a Brazilian Biologist interested in understanding the physiological mechanisms that underlie the Selenium hyperaccumulation in plants. I am especially interested in how the Stanleya pinnata (Brassicaceae) is able to distinguish Selenate (Se) from Sulfate and preferentially accumulates Se up to 0.5% of its dry weight. This research will improve our understanding of plant Se metabolism, with important implications in the fields of agriculture, medicine, and industry. I received my undergraduate and Master of Science degrees from the São Paulo State University (UNESP-Jaboticabal) in 2010 and 2014, respectively. My previous work focused on the effects of Se on plant metal stress resistance.


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