The gall group was created in the CNPq database in 2009 and have the

Professors Rosy Isaias and Denis Oliveira as heads.

Professor Rosy M. S. Isaias. Full professor at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais; Doctor in Sciences (Botany) by the Universidade de São Paulo (1998). Former Coordinator of the Plant Biology Graduation Program of UFMG (level 6 - CAPES) from 2016-2019. Current CNPq Researcher (level 1B); Expertized in Botany, with special emphasis on Plant Anatomy and Histochemistry. Main interests are focused in Plant development, Anatomy and Histochemistry of Galls, and Plant Cell Responses to the Activity of Galling Herbivores. Mother's license was taken in the year 2000.

Professor Denis C. Oliveira. Associate Professor at the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU) – Institute of Biology; Doctor in Sciences (Plant Biology) by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (2010). Current Coordinator and Supervisor at the Ecology Graduate Program at UFU. Expertized in Botany, with emphasis in Plant anatomy and Development. Main interests are on plant anatomy, morphology, cytology, plant physiology, insect galls, histochemistry and immunocytochemistry. Current CNPq Researcher (level 2).

Professor Narciso Aguilera. Professor and Researcher at the Facultad de Ciencias Forestales, Universidad de Concepción (UdeC), Chile; Doctor in Biological Sciences, with specialization in Botany by the UdeC. Expertized in “Applied Semiochemistry”, and mainly interested in biotic relationships mediated by chemical compounds between invader Fabaceae and native species. Also interested in the development of biopesticides. Current coordinator of the “Red de Fabáceas Invasoras en Iberoamérica”.

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Professor Renê G. S. Carneiro. Adjunct Professor at the Universidade Federal de Goiás; Doctor in Sciences (Biological Sciences - 2015) by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Expertized in Botany, with emphasis in structural and metabolical alterations in plants as response to insect-Induced galls. Interested in studying plant cell biology using techniques of Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy, Chemical and Histochemical analyses to evaluate structural-functional traits of plant organs.

Professor Bruno G. Ferreira. Adjunct Professor at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Doctor in Sciences (Biological Sciences - 2017) by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Part of the PhD was conducted at the Molecular Biology Department, Cell Biology Area, in the Universidad de León (ULe), Spain (2015-2016). Expertized in Botany, with emphasis in Plant Anatomy, Histology, Cytology and Physiology, and focus in development, oxidative stress in plants, plant-insect interactions, nematoda, acari and insect-induced galls. Also interested in developing the study on methods for plant histology and histochemistry.

Dra. Gracielle P. P. Bragança. Pos-Doctoral position in RESA (Web of Studies on Ecosystem Services). Master and Doctor in Biological Scientes by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Work with Gall development, Histochemistry and Immunocytochemistry, Cytological Profiles and Environmental Education. 

Dra. Lúbia M. Guedes. Pos-Doctoral position in Projects of plant-plant and plant-insect interactions. Biologist from the Universidad de Oriente-Cuba, Master in Environmental Education from the Universidad de Granma-Cuba), and Doctor in Biological Scientes – Botany by the Universidad de Concepción-Chile. Worked with Environmental Education, Entomology, Chemical Ecology, and Histochemistry. Expertized in chemical interactions of invasive plants and galling insects in the South Region of Chile.

Doctorate Students

Ana Flavia Melo

Cell Wall Profiles


Patricia Dias

Chemical profiles

Elaine Cotrim

Galls on Fabaceae

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Igor Arriola

Galls on Metallophytes


Phabliny Bomfim

Galls on Reproductive Organs


Ravena Nogueira

Gall Vascularization


Nina Jorge

Stem Galls


Reisila Mendes

Fungi Galls


Roberta Vilela

Nematoda Galls 


Vitor Martini

Gall Ecology 


Uiara Rezende

Multitrophic systems

Master students


Ivonette Fernandes

Galls on Veredas

Leticia Nobrega

Gall anatomy

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Mariana Freitas

Galls on Mallus domestica


Pedro Gonçalves

Sexual Dimorphism in Galls

Undergraduate students

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Ana Maria Santos

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Eduardo Rodrigues

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Matheus Souza

Pedro Barbosa

Rayssa Marquesine