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Leilton Willians Ribeiro Luna

Postdoctoral Associate


Dr. Leilton Luna is an evolutionary biologist and currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Lipshutz Lab at Duke University. His research focus is understanding how species adapt and persist in response to recent human-driven environmental changes. Dr. Luna addresses these questions using a combination of genomic and ecological approaches, particularly focusing on endangered bird species. He enjoys communicating how advances in genetic technology and animal monitoring inform biodiversity conservation programs and was awarded as a BioOne Ambassador in 2023.

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