Gabby Guilhon, Ph.D., specializes in comparative anatomy, functional morphology, and evolutionary biology of marsupial mammals such as opossums, kangaroos, and koalas. She is particularly interested in mammalian functional morphology and locomotion, using linear morphometrics, gross dissections, and 3-D imaging for comparative analysis. In addition, Guilhon teaches the laboratory of Gross Anatomy for Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine.

She is a trained taxidermist specializing in small and medium mammals for both collection and exhibition forms, as well as a pathology technician, covering clinical hematology, biochemistry, urinalysis, immunology, parasitology, and phlebotomy with professional experience.

Guilhon received her Ph.D. in Zoology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG, Brazil), which is associated with Harvard University in 2023; a master's degree in Zoology from the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro in 2017; a specialist graduate degree in BioScience and Health Teaching from Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz); and a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 2015.

Recent Projects and Research

  • Comparative and functional anatomy of the limbs in marsupials and the evolution of its myology; Homology and evolution of epipubic bones in mammals; Brazilian mammals science outreach.

Selected Publications

  • (2022) Astua, D.; Guilhon, G. Morphology, Form, and Function in Didelphid Marsupials. In: N. C. Cáceres; C. R. Dickman. (Org.). American and Australasian Marsupials. Springer Nature Switzerland, v. 1, p. 1–15.
  • (2021) Guilhon, G.; Braga, C. A. C.; Milne, N.; Cerqueira, R. Musculoskeletal anatomy and nomenclature of the mammalian epipubic bones. Journal of Anatomy, v. 239, p. 1096–1103.
  • (2021) Sobral, G.; Guilhon, G.; Gudinho, F.; Siciliano, S.; Fuzessy, L. Dam failure and mammals: a portrait of the scenario prior to Mariana disaster. Brazilian Journal of Mammalogy, v. 90, p. 1–19.
  • (2020) Guilhon, G. Marsupial Morphology. In: Vonk J.; Shackelford T. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. (Org.). 2ed.: Springer Nature Switzerland, p. 1–11.
  • (2019) Guilhon, G.; Braga, C. A. C.; Oliveira, J. A. Pelage variation and reproduction in the gray short-tailed opossum Monodelphis domestica (Didelphimorphia: Didelphidae). Journal of Mammalogy, v. 100, p. 1364–1373.
  • (2019) Sobral, G; Guilhon, G. Suckling/Nursing. In: Vonk J.; Shackelford T. (Org.). 1ed.: Springer Nature Switzerland, p. 1–5.

Professional Honors and Awards

  • (2023) Young Talents Brazil Post-doctoral Fellowship
  • (2022) Lemann Foundation Award
  • (2021) Carol and James Patton Award, American Society of Mammalogists
  • (2021) Best Poster Award - I Vertebrates Morphology Symposium
  • (2019) Evolution Student Travel Grant; (2019) American Society of Mammalogists Travel Grant
  • (2016) 12th International Mammalogical Congress Travel Award
  • (2015) Best Oral Presentation Award for Master's student – VIII Brazilian Mammalogy Congress

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • Gross Anatomy for Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine

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