Leonardo de Azevedo Calderon was born in Brasília, Brazil, in 1976; he obtained his Bachelor (2000) and PhD (2004) degrees in Biological Sciences at the Universidade de Brasília – UnB, Brazil. He was full time professor at the Universidade Federal do Acre – UFAC from 2006 until 2008. Since 2008 he is full time professor of the Medicine College at the Universidade Federal de Rondônia – UNIR and researcher at the Fiocruz Rondônia where he composes the research group of the Centro de Estudos de Biomoléculas Aplicadas a Saúde – CEBio. He has trained MSc and PhD students of the Postgraduate programs in Experimental Biology (UNIR), and Biodiversity and Biotechnology (Rede Bionorte). His research interest focuses on prospection of bioactive molecules from Amazon biodiversity and their physical-chemical and thermodynamic characterization.