Cyntia Ayumi Yokota Harayashiki

Cyntia Ayumi Yokota Harayashiki

PhD Candidate

Research Summary

  • Toxicology
  • Aquatic environment
  • Biomarkers
  • Metals

Cyntia completed her undergraduate studies in Oceanology with a scientific initiation scholarship from National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq - Brazil) at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG) in Brazil, where she also concluded her master in Physiological Sciences: Comparative Animal Physiology program with a scholarship from Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES - Brazil).She started her PhD at Southern Cross University in 2014 with the 'Ciência sem Fronteiras' scholarship from the CAPES Foundation under supervision of Dr. Amanda Reichelt-Brushett. Cyntia's PhD research involves the effects of metals, especially mercury, on marine organism health.



HARAYASHIKI, C.A.Y., FURLAN, F.M., VIEIRA, J.P. (2011) Socio-economic profile of fisherman from "Ponte dos Franceses" Brigde, Rio Grande, RS, Brazil. Boletim do Instituto de Pesca (Online), v.37, p: 93 - 101.

HARAYASHIKI, C.A.Y., VARELA, A.S., MACHADO, A.A.S., CABRERA, L.C., PRIMEL, E.G., BIANCHINI, A., CORCINI, C.D. (2013) Toxic effects of the herbicide Roundup in the guppy Poecilia vivipara acclimated to fresh water. Aquatic Toxicology, v. 142- 143, p: 176- 184.

Conference presentations

CONDINI, M.V., HARAYASHIKI, C.A.Y., VARELA JUNIOR, A.S., FAVARO, L.F., GARCIA, A.M. (2012) Reproductive biology of grouper Mycteroperca marginata in Southern boundary of their distribution in Southwest Atlantic Ocean. II Simposio Iberoamericano de Ecología Reproductiva, Reclutamiento y Pesquerías.

HARAYASHIKI, C.A.Y., VARELA JUNIOR, A.S., CORCINI, C.D. (2012) Effect of Roundup ® on semen quality of Poecilia vivipara Bloch and Schneider, 1801. XII Congresso Brasileiro de Ecotoxicologia.

PEREIRA, J.L., SANTOS JUNIOR, A.G., KLAFKE, G.B., PINTO, L.S., HARAYASHIKI, C.A.Y., LEITE, F.P.L. (2011) Degeneration of the seminiferous tubules of mice mediated by anti-GnRH antibodies. Anais do XIII Encontro de Pós-Graduação UFPel.

XAVIER, T.R., SAALFELD, G.Q., CORDEIRO, G.J., HARAYASHIKI, C.A.Y., COLARES, E.P. (2011) Effect of the herbicide atrazine on Poecilia vivipara follicles development. X Mostra da Produção Universitária.

CAVICCHIOLI-AZEVEDO, V., AVILA, J.M.L., FONTELES, C.S., IMASAKI, C.M.S., HARAYASHIKI, C.A.Y., MACHADO, L.I.S., OSAKO, K., BUCAIR, N.M., PINHO, G.L.L., HARAGUCHI, L. (2010) Use of the copepod Acartia tonsa in assessing the toxicity of lightstick. XI Congresso Brasileiro de Ecotoxicologia.

HARAYASHIKI, C.A.Y., VIEIRA, J.P., FURLAN, F. (2010) Fishing in "Ponte dos Franceses" Bridge, Rio Grande, RS. IV Congresso Brasileiro de Oceanografia.

HARAYASHIKI, C.A.Y., VIEIRA, J.P. (2008) Socio-economic profile of fishermen from "Ponte dos Franceses" Bridge, RS. VII Mostra da Produção Universitária.