Professor of Virology, University of São Paulo School of Medicine in Ribeirão Preto (FMRP-USP). Physician (UFC/1982), with residency in internal medicine (UFC/1983), specialist in Infectious Diseases (UNIFESP/1987) and Clinical Pathology (University of Virginia/1996), Ph.D. (UNIFESP + University of Virginia School of Medicine/1991), post-doctoral fellow in Virology (University of Virginia School of Medicine (1992-1993). Research Assistant Professor of Virology, Departments of Pathology and Internal Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine (1993-1996). Head of the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory, Virology Research Center, FMRP-USP. Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology since 2014). President of the Brazilian Society of Virology (2013-2014). Chair of the Institutional Research Committee, FMRP-USP (2016-2020). Member of the Membership Committee, American Society for Virology (2017-2019). Chairman, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, FMRP-USP since 2020. Advisor of M.Sc. and PPh.D. in the Graduate Studies Program in Cell and Molecular Biology, FMRP-USP. Research interests: Pathogenesis and persistence of respiratory viroses, inclusing SARS-CoV-2; pathogenesis of Oropouche virus; vertical transmission of human viruses; biology of leishmania viruses.
(Source: Lattes Curriculum)