Dr. Rafael Maia studied biological sciences at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil (2005), got a Master´s degree in genetics, conservation, and evolutionary biology from the National Institute of Amazonian Research, Brazil (2008), and a Ph.D. in animal biology from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil (2013). He is currently an adjunct professor at Center for the Sustainable Development of the Semi-Arid (CDSA) at Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil. He has experience with population genetics, bioinformatics, molecular docking, and modeling and molecular dynamics of proteins. He works in the area of science and biology education. He leads the research groups Computational and Theoretical Biology (CTB) and Education in Sciences and Biology (ESB).