POSTDOC | UCSF
BA in Biotechnology by Federal University of Sao Carlos (UFSCar), and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Functional and Molecular Biology by University of Campinas (UNICAMP). During his BA, he was a FAPESP Scientific Initiation Fellow at the Biomembranes Laboratory (UNICAMP), where he studied Solid Lipid Nanoparticles (SLN) for gene delivery. As an M.Sc. student, he developed, together with Prof. Marcelo Bispo de Jesus and Profa. Eneida de Paula, an SLN formulation capable of delivering genes and drugs and its synthesis method. He was a member of the Nanoparticle and Cell Interactions Laboratory (NanoCell) during his Ph.D. program, where he developed the thesis entitled “Solid Lipid Nanoparticles for carrying genes: Endocytosis, intracellular traffic, and toxicity in cell culture.” In 2018, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Neuroproteomics Laboratory, mentored by Professor Daniel Martins de Souza. Since 2019, he is a postdoctoral fellow at Kapila Laboratory, at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) under the mentorship of Prof. Yvonne L. Kapila. As a postdoctoral fellow at Kapila Laboratory, he was the recipient of the 2019 IADR / Philips Oral Healthcare Young Investigator Research Grant and Award and 2020 IADR Academy of Osseointegration Innovation in Implant Sciences Award. He has experience in the area of Biochemistry and Cell Biology with an emphasis on nanotechnology, immortalized cell culture, nanoparticle-cell interactions, oral microbiology, working mainly on the following themes: endocytosis and intracellular traffic, confocal microscopy, flow cytometry and in vitro oral biofilm.