Graduated in Biological Sciences from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (1986), Master in Biological Sciences (Biophysics) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1991). Visiting researcher fellow at the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA 1992-1994. Doctor of Science from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1996). Postdoctoral Fellow at the Interdisciplinary Medical Research Laboratory / IOC / Fiocruz (2015). Associate Professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), working at the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology . Chairman of the Internal Biosafety Committee of the Faculty of Medical Sciences .