Graduated in Physical Education from the São Carlos Educational Foundation (1986) and PhD in Physical Education from the University of São Paulo (1995). Post-doctorate in Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Stanford University, CA, USA (1999-2001) and Exercise Physiology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway (2009). Sabbatical internship and guest professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2012-2013). She is currently a full professor at the School of Physical Education and Sport at the University of São Paulo. Member of the Health Area Coordination at FAPESP (São Paulo State Research Support Foundation). Has experience in Exercise Physiology, focusing on cardiovascular and skeletal muscle adaptations to physical training. It has worked mainly on the following subjects: a) effect of physical training on heart failure and cancer focusing on the molecular mechanisms involved in the control of cardiac muscle function and remodeling b) molecular mechanisms involved in skeletal myopathy of heart failure and cancer cachexia with emphasis on skeletal trophic control and the effect of aerobic exercise training.