Bio

Andressa M. Venturini has a bachelor’s and licentiate’s degrees in biological science from the Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ/USP). Venturini received her doctorate degree in science in 2019 from the Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture of the University of São Paulo (CENA/USP) in Brazil, having previously received a master’s degree in science from the same institution in 2014. In 2021, her thesis received the USP Outstanding Thesis Award - 10th Edition in the area of Environmental Sustainability. She also spent a period abroad at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) and, during her Ph.D., at the University of Oregon (UO). Venturini has previously worked at the Paulista University (UNIP) and as a postdoc at CENA/USP. She has experience in Soil Microbial Ecology, Molecular Biology, and Bioinformatics. Her research is focused on the microbial communities of tropical soils, their role in biogeochemical cycles, and how they are being impacted by land-use and climate change. During the 2021-22 academic year, Venturini was a Fung Global Fellow Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University.