1) Education B.Sc in Biochemistry, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil, 1980. M.Sc. in Microbiology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1986. Ph.D. in Microbiology, New York University Medical Center, NY, USA, 1990. Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute for Molecular Biology, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 1991-1994. 2) Positions 2008 – Director, Research and Education, Hospital Sírio-Libanês, São Paulo, Brazil. 1999-2008: Director, PhD Program in Oncology, Hospital A. C. Camargo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 1997-2007: Associate Member, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 1994-1996: Research Faculty, Dept Microbilogy, New York University Medical Center 1993-1997: Associate Professor of Microbiology, Fed. Univ. Minas Gerais, Brazil.