Rubem Menna-Barreto graduated in Biological Sciences from Universidade Santa Úrsula, Brazil, in 2003. He obtained a master\'s degree (2006) and a doctorate (2008) in Cellular and Molecular Biology, from Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (IOC), Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. He obtained a post-doctorate from the Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2010. He is currently a senior researcher at Fundação Oswaldo Cruz and a permanent advisor to the Post-Graduation Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Parasitic Biology, IOC. He is also a member of the Society for Redox Biology and Medicine and the Brazilian Society of Protozoology. His experience involves protozoology, chemotherapy, electron microscopy, and mitochondrial metabolism. He has published 125 papers in indexed journals and 16 book chapters.