Nascimento graduated in Pharmacy at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) in 2005. In 2008 he defended his master's degree. He is currently a PhD student in Pharmacology at UFSC. At the moment, is working in the Department of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Nascimento will finish his doctorate in March 2012. His areas of interest are pain and nucleosides, inosine, and correlation between pain and emotion.