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Bio: Pedro grew in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He moved to Porto Alegre and studied biology at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), where he earned a teaching (2018) and a bachelor's (2019) degree. In 2019, he joined Dr. Loreta Freitas' lab at the same university to pursue a Ph.D. degree studying the effects of hybridization in the diversification of Petunia species. He joined the Smith lab in 2022 as a visiting student to search for hybridization signals in Petunia, Calibrachoa, and Fabiana using transcriptomic data.