My scientific life started in the second year of the pursuit of my major degree in Food Engineering at UFRGS, as an undergraduate researcher in the Food Science and Technology field. Throughout this trajectory, I got passionate about research and my experiences led me to believe that the future of science should be interdisciplinary, and many benefits would come from the integration between various fields of knowledge. On this wise, I joined the Department of Biochemistry at UFRGS in 2017 as an undergraduate researcher. I started working on projects in the Neuroscience field, focusing on the study of brain function during aging and the development of neurodegenerative diseases. In 2019, I started my own research project, which aimed at investigating the neurotoxic mechanisms of glyphosate – the most used pesticide worldwide. This project was deepened during my Master’s in Biochemistry at UFRGS (2020-2022). Currently, I’m a PhD student in Biochemistry at Zimmer Lab, interested in investigating the astrocytic contribution to the brain glucose metabolism.
I’m from Portão (or Gate City, free translation), a city located around 50 km away from Porto Alegre. I go there every weekend to spend time with my family, which are my basis. I’m a morning person, I hate the winter, and I’m not that into movies and series (but I’m still a good person, I promise). I love coffee and deserts, riding a bike, Brazilian culture, talking with my friends about nothing important, car trips, dogs, and other random things. I was a person who hated sports, but last years I got passionate about Crossfit. My dream is to contribute to Brazil as a scientist in the future. I really trust in the power of science and education, and I want to share and spread the transformation that science has given me.