You are here UNIL  > Department of Ecology and Evolution > People > Graduate Students > Ricardo Kanitz

Ricardo Kanitz

Research interests

I am interested in evolutionary population genetics on humans and other animal species. During my previous research I have studied (i) the phylogeography of the human pre-historical colonization of the Americas, (ii) the evolutionary history of an intriguing rodent species (Cavia intermedia) and (iii) the genetics of a successful repatriation project with Galápagos giant-tortoises. Today, I’m focusing again on human evolution dealing with the in silico modeling of natural selection during the human spread throughout the World.

Curriculum vitae

Born 20th July 1983 in Estrela, RS, Brazil.

2010 – Present
PhD in Ecology and Evolution at the University of Lausanne under the supervision of Prof. Jérôme Goudet.

2009 – 2010
Independent Research at the University of Geneva under the supervision of Prof. Michel C. Milinkovitch.

2007 – 2009
Master Degree in Zoology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) under the supervision of Prof. Sandro L. Bonatto.

2002 – 2006
Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil).

Personal Interests

Football, jogging, video- and computer-gaming, travelling.

Advanced search is available through Serval

Publications can be managed by accessing Serval via  MyUnil


2014 | 2012 | 2009 | 2008 |


Office room: 4323
Phone: +4121 692 41 4243
Fax: +4121 692 4265

Member of Goudet group

Biophore - CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 41 60
Fax +41 21 692 41 65