Andre Cavalcanti

My name is Andre Ricardo de Oliveira Cavalcanti (the huge name attests to my Brazilian citizenship). I am a Assistant Professor in the Biology Department, at Pomona College.

Feel free to explore this site and learn a little more about my professional interests.

This page gives some personal information for the very curious.



This is me in Boulder during a meeting about spirotrichs biology (check the research pages)

Date of birth: February 1st, 1974

City: Recife

Recife is know as the Brazilian Venice because of its many rivers and bridges. This picture shows the Rua da Aurora (Dawn Street), by the Capibaribe river.

State: Pernambuco

This picture shows the Forte de Nazare, located in the city Cabo de Santo Agostinho.

Country: Brazil

The Brazilian flag.

Favorite author: Machado de Assis (Brazilian author: 1839-1908)

"Lovers' language, give me an exact and poetic comparison to say what those eyes of Capitu were like. No image comes to mind that doesn't offend against the rules of good style, to say what they were and what they did to me. Undertow eyes? Why not? Undertow. That's the notion that the new expression put in my head. They held some kind of mysterious, active fluid, a force that dragged one in, like the undertow of a wave retreating from the shore on stormy days. So as not to be dragged in, I held on to anything around them, her ears, her arms, her hair, spread about her shoulders; but as soon as I returned to the pupils of her eyes again, the wave emerging from them grew towards me, deep and dark, threatening to envelop me, draw me in and swallow me up." in Dom Casmurro (1889) .

Favorite book: Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas (Machado de Assis, 1881)

Favorite cartoon character: Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes

Favorite Food: Condensed milk