CNPq Research Productivity Fellow (Level PQ-2). He has a degree in Genetics from Universidad Nacional Misiones (Argentina – 2004) and a master’s degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil – 2006). After a period of one year working with the pro-apoptotic protein TRAIL/Apo2L at the National University of Ireland – Galway (NCBES-NUI Galway-Ireland – 2007), he did his PhD at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France – 2007_2011) working on the production of viral vectors derived from Human Herpes Simplex virus type 1. Later he did post-doctoral studies (FAPESP) at Hospital de Câncer de Barretos (Brazil), working in the area of oncolytic gene therapy. He is currently a Professor and Researcher at the National Cancer Institute (INCA), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has experience in Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology. He is currently working on the development of viral vectors derived from HSV-1 virus, development of recombinant proteins derived from poison glands and innovation in molecular diagnostics.