Rafael Maia

Rafael Maia


I am a PhD candidate in the Integrated Bioscience program at the University of Akron, under the supervision of dr. Matthew Shawkey. My research focuses on the development and evolution of iridescent colors - how nanostructures get organized during feather development to produce such colors, and how this template can be explored macroevolutionary to produce some of the most diverse colors found in nature.

Animal Behavior Biodiversity Evolutionary Studies Zoology

Work details

The University of Akron
Integrated Bioscience PhD program