Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Sarah Ribeiro-Milograna

Dr Sarah Ribeiro-Milograna

PhD, MSc, BSc

Dr Sarah Milograna is a Bachelor of Biological Sciences graduated from the Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciencias e Letras de Ribeirao Preto — University of Sao Paulo (FFCLRP/USP, Brazil) in 2008. While still an undergraduate student, she started researching in the animal physiology field, investigating intracellular mechanisms through which shrimp pigment cells change colour, adapting to differently coloured river backgrounds. Studying the same topic, she also acquired a Master of Science (2010) degree at the FFCLRP/USP. She endeavoured her PhD (2012-2015) at the FFCLRP/USP, using molecular biology and bioinformatics to investigate the evolution of developmental genes associated with limb loss in snakes and limbless lizards. During her Ph.D., she also studied the evolution of marsupial limbs at the University of Melbourne, Australia (2014-2015). She worked as a post-doctoral research assistant at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (TRI-UQDI), exploring roles of microRNAs and target genes associated with neurological functions and dysfunctions (2016-2017) and subsequently became a Lecturer in Human Biosciences/Physiology at CSU (2017).

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Sarah became a Human Physiology lecturer for nursing students at the Libertas Faculdades Integradas University (Brazil) in 2010. She also taught Biodiversity and Genetics to Biological Sciences students at the University of Sao Paulo. Sarah started teaching at CSU as a casual staff in Bathurst (2017), then was appointed as Lecturer in Human Biosciences/Physiology on Dubbo campus.

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Her current research interests include studying cancerous cells and investigating the effects of drugs recently developed at the intracellular and molecular levels. She is also interested in educational research.

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Book Chapter

  • McNamara JC, Milograna SR, 2015. Adaptive color change and the molecular endocrinology of pigment translocation in crustacean chromatophores. In Natural History of the Crustacea, Vol. 4 (Comparative Physiology), Eds. Ernest S. Chang & Martin Thiel, Oxford Press, p. 68  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273761329_Adaptive_Color_Change_and_the_Molecular_Endocrinology_of_Pigment_Translocation_in_Crustacean_Chromatophores

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