Graduated in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Masters and PhD in Parasitology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte and currently Vice-Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program in Biological Sciences / UFRN. Guides us Innovation Graduate Program in Drug - PPgDITM, Biochemistry - PPgBQ, Biological Sciences - PPgCB and Parasitic Biology - PPgBP. Has experience in the area of Parasitology, focusing on Protozoology Parasitic human and animal, acting on the themes: Experimental Malaria, experimental chemotherapy using natural products and human toxoplasmosis (congenital and ocular toxoplasmosis) and animals emphasizing seroepidemiology and immunological profile. In addition to starting in 2014/2015 a behavioral approach using Toxoplasma gondii model, as well as resistance markers to drugs and immunobiology. Scholarship of Research Productivity - PQ-2 by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development - CNPq.