holds a degree in Agronomic Engineering (2002), a master's degree (2005) and a doctorate (2008) in Agronomy, Plant Production concentration area, from the "Luiz de Queiroz" School of Agriculture, University of São Paulo. In these opportunities, he dedicated himself to the development of alternative methods of citrus propagation and studies on the physiology of nursery tree production under controlled water deficit. He participated in a short-term program at the Southwest Florida Research & Education Center at the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (2002), conducting a comparative study of nursery tree production systems in Florida and Sao Paulo. Postdoctoral fellow at the Experimental Citrus Station of Bebedouro (2009), working in the selection of sweet orange varieties and evaluation of high density planting under rainfed in tropical climate. Acted as Assistant Professor I of the Department of Plant Technology, Institute of Agronomy, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (2010), being responsible for the Plant Propagation chair. He is currently a Researcher A at Embrapa Cassava & Fruits and a permanent professor of the Graduate Program in Agricultural Sciences at the Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia. He is responsible for the Joint Research and Technology Transfer Unit-UMIPTT Citrus Belt between Embrapa, Coopercitrus / FUPAB and the Fund for Citrus Protection-Fundecitrus, based in Araraquara-SP. He works mainly with the themes: selection and evaluation of citrus scion and rootstock varieties, propagation and sustainable production systems of citrus, genetic resistance and management of HLB, as well as contributions in passion fruit horticulture.
(Source: Lattes Curriculum)