Luis Violin Pereira
Luis Antonio Violin Pereira received his M.D. in 1991 from the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil. This was followed in 1994 by a M.Sc. in Cell Biology and in 1998 by a Ph.D. in Pathology, from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, respectively. Dr. Pereira initiated his teaching career at UNICAMP in 1994 when he started lecturing on human embryology to medical students. In 1998, Dr. Pereira was promoted to Assistant Professor and, since 2007, he has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Histology and Embryology of the Institute of Biology at UNICAMP. Dr. Pereira has developed methods for teaching human embryology based on active learning (Annals of Anatomy 192 (2010) 388-395). His research interests include the role of the epididymis in the mechanisms of fertilization, experimental models of birth defects, and teaching methods in human embryology.