Attended MSc (1981) in Pharmacy at theUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul and a PhD thesis in Physico Chimique Bases / Innovation Pharmaceutique - Université de Montpellier I, France (1990). She is currently Full Professor at the Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). She participates of the editorial board of J. Drug Del. Sci &Technology (2002-2015) and Die Pharmazie (2002-2014) Journals. She participates in the Network of Research (Nanobiotechnology - Nanophyto) sponsored by the Brazilian government CAPES/MEC (2009-2013). She advised 19 MSc and 12 PhD thesis at UFRGS. Her research is focused on phytopharmacuticals and complexation of bioactive molecules with cyclodextrin, particularly from Achyrocline satureioides, Ilex paraguariensis, Glycine max and Trifolium pratense. Published 88 articles in scientific journals, with h-index = 17 (Web of Knowledge) and 18 (SciVerse Scopus). It has 6 patents deposited in the INPI/Brazil.