Robson Faria received his degree in Biological Sciences (2001) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and M.Sc. (2003) and D.Sc. (2006) from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation’s Cellular and Molecular Biology program. He has been a Public Health Researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation since 2007. During the past 15 years, Dr. Robson has been working with the purinergic receptors, especially P2X7R, and the action of synthetic molecules and derivatives of natural products to discover new prototypes capable of treating neglected diseases.