BS (1993) in Pharmacy and Biochemistry from University of São Paulo. Received his master degree in Technology of Fermentation in 1996, and his PhD in Life Sciences (Biochemistry) in 2002, both from University of São Paulo. He was associate researcher (postdoctoral fellow) in the Laboratory of Molecular Toxinology at Instituto Butantan (2002-2003). Participated of several scientific missions to the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST/MITI), Japan. Served as associate professor (2005-2008) in Department of Biochemistry at Federal University of Pernambuco. Presently, he is associate professor in Institute of Marine Sciences at Federal University of Ceara. His main scientific interests are polypeptides from marine and terrestrial organims, cell receptors, molecular interaction and recombinant DNA technology.