Pharmacist & Biochemist (1997), M.Sc. (1997-1999) and PhD in Parasitology (University of Sao Paulo, 1999-2003), with sandwich period at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (at Prof. Simon L. Croft, 2001). Post-doctorate at Federal University of São Paulo. Professor and scientific researcher VI (Parasitology) at Instituto Adolfo Lutz (since 2004), coordinator of the Laboratory of Novel Drugs for Neglected Diseases and deputy director of the Centre for Parasitology and Mycology. Professor and deputy general coordinator of the Post-Graduation Program of the Secretary of Health of São Paulo State and coordinator of the area Laboratory Research in Public Health. Professor since 2010 of the Post-Graduation Program IMT-Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo. Works in the Drug Discovery area for visceral leishmaniasis and Chagas disease, with an emphasis on pre-clinical studies of drug candidates, mechanism of action, drug repositioning and therapeutic associations. Additionally, works in Marine Microbiology aiming the isolation of new drug candidates. Coordinates international projects with major partnerships of Federal University of ABC, University of Oxford (UK), University of Dundee (UK), University of Southampton (UK), University of Bangor (UK), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK) , Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (Germany), Ohio State University (USA), Universität Munster (Germany), University of Auckland (New Zeland). Coordinated a public-private project with the pharmaceutic company GSK (UK). Since 2011, is a member of the international research network ResNet NPND of Universität Münster (Germany) for new antiparasitic drugs. Periodically acts as ad hoc advisor to international agencies such as Research Councils (UK), Health Research Board (Ireland UK), Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France), Conycit (Argentine), National Science Center (Poland). Member of Editorial Board -Infectious Diseases- of the journal Scientific Reports (Nature).
(Source: Lattes Curriculum)