Biochemist and master in plant physiology at Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV) and PhD in plant physiology and biochemistry at Escola Superior de Agricultura “Luiz de Queiroz” (ESALQ/USP). During my undergraduate and graduate studies I developed research on plant abiotic stressors (e.g., hydric stress) caused by heavy metals, tomato apical stunt as well as research on the development of sugarcane. I have an extensive background on the use of molecular biology, oxidative stress markers, evaluation of plant physiological state, plant tissue cultures and toxicological assays. During my post doc, I have been investigating plant-based compounds with insecticidal potential aiming to obtain environmentally friendly agrochemicals.
“In the vastness of space and the immensity of time, it is my joy to share a planet and an epoch with you”
– Carl Sagan