Dr. Luciano Azevedo obtained his medical degree from Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil, in 1996. After deciding to study critical care, he moved to São Paulo where he finished medical residencies in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine at the University of São Paulo in 1998 and 1999, respectively. By this time, he was completely absorbed by the study of sepsis and this led him to complete his PhD in this area at the University of São Paulo in 2004. Nowadays, he is a professor at the Emergency Medicine Department at the University of São Paulo and the coordinator of the Intensive Care and Anesthesiology Experimental Laboratory at the Instituto Sirio-Libanes de Ensino e Pesquisa in São Paulo. He is author of 50 peer-review articles and 32 book chapters, has edited three books and served as a reviewer for 15 journals in the fields of intensive care, anesthesiology and translational science.