Graduated in Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine of Itajubá (1976), Master's degree in Biological Sciences (Physiology and Pharmacology) from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1979) and PhD in Physiology from the University of São Paulo (1983). Postdoctoral fellow at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation from 1986-1989. He is currently Emeritus Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Has experience in Physiology, focusing on Cardiovascular Physiology, acting on the following subjects: angiotensin- (1-7), angiotensin II, hypertension and renin-angiotensin system. Coordinator of INCT-NanoBiofar (National Institute of Nanobiopharmaceuticals).