Cássia G. Goçalo
I received my bachelor’s in Biology from the Methodist University of São Paulo. My scientific career started at the Oceanographic Institute of the University of São Paulo participating in various research projects. I was enchanted by microscopic life from the first time I observed marine animals collected through a plankton net. It was there I discovered the fascinating life of the fish in the early life history, the egg and larval stage. I did my Masters about the distribution of bioluminescent larvae that have light-emitting cells along their body, which inhabit deep regions of the oceans. Recently, for my Doctoral degree, I have investigated the swimming and feeding behavior of marine fish larvae, recording their high-speed movements in laboratory experiments.