Dr. Drauzio Eduardo Naretto Rangel graduated with a B.Sc. in Biology from the Universidade São Francisco in Bragança Paulista (1983). He then worked for three years at UNICAMP on fungi for biological control of Triatoma infestans and Panstrongylus megistus, insect vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi, the protozoan that causes Chagas disease in humans. After a 14 years break from the field, he received his MSc. in microbiology from UNESP Jaboticabal (2001). His thesis involved studies on the fungi Verticillium lecanii and Aphanocladium album as control agents for the rubber-tree-pest insect Leptopharsa heveae. Rangel then joined Dr. Donald W. Roberts in the Department of Biology at Utah State University as a visiting scholar. In 2002, Rangel received a prestigious CNPq fellowship to do his PhD, with his research focusing on the phenotypic variations in tolerance to UV-B radiation and heat in the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae. After finishing his PhD at Utah State University in 2006, Drauzio was hired by the Universidade to Vale to Paraiba as a researcher and professor in 2007. His research includes microbial control of insects; tolerance of fungi to UV-B radiation and heat; soil microbiology, environmental microbiology, biodiversity of fungi. He greatly helped the internationalization of the university by hosting several international scholars. In 2008 he brought as a visiting scientist Dr. Zengzhi Li President of Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, China to give a course about biological control of insects in China. In 2010, Dr. Rangel organized the First Brazilian Symposium about the Effects of Increased UV Radiation on Agriculture, which brought five Brazilian and nine International researchers to Univap. In 2012 he organized the Workshop ?Sex, Light, and Carotenes: The Development of Fungi? a week long course on fungal photobiology by Dr. Luis M. Corrochano from the University of Seville, Spain. In 2014 he created and organized the most successful symposium of his career, the International Symposium on Fungal Stress where 35 speakers from 10 different countries. Drauzio has been editor of Biocontrol Science and Technology since 2011, and guest editor of Current Genetics between 2014 to 2015. In addition, Dr. Rangel has been a reviewer for 28 scientific journals. Since March 2016, Drauzio is currently a visiting professor at the Universidade Federal de Goias.
(Source: Lattes Curriculum)