Graduated in Biochemistry and Immunology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1993) and PhD in Biochemistry and Immunology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1999). From 1999 to 2003, he did his postdoctoral internship at the University of Maryland in Baltimore-USA under the supervision of Prof. WJ Lederer. She was Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Center at the Institute of Molecular Cardiology (USA) from 2003 to 2004. She is currently Associate Professor II of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics-ICB, Federal University of Minas Gerais and Visiting Associate Professor of Pediatrics Boston Childrens Hospital / Harvard Medical School. Has experience in Physiology, focusing on Molecular Cardiology, acting on the following subjects: intracellular calcium signaling, cardiomyocytes, nanotechnology, excitation-contraction coupling, cardiac dysfunction and generation of new genetically modified models.