Laboratory of Microbiology and Biomaterials, Dentistry School, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Postdoctoral fellow in Clinical Pharmacology (University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, 2012), Doctor of Science with emphasis in Oral Pathology UFMG (1996), Master in Microbiology from UFMG and Institut National de Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Jouy en-Josas, France (1990/1992), Improvement in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (UFMG), graduated in Dentistry (1980) at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). Associate Professor of Oral Pathology IV and Stomatology, Department of Pathology, Clinic and Surgery of UFMG School of Dentistry since 1992. He has experience in dentistry, with emphasis on oral pathology, Stomatology and Microbiology, acting on the following topics: medicinal plants and propolis, lesions in the oral mucosa, oral microbiology, microbial injuries, inflammatory and neoplastic lesions, product development and drugs based on medicinal plants and propolis for use in the mouth. It is Coordinator of the UFMG School of Dentistry of Microbiology Laboratory and also Coordinator of Dental Support Service Extension Project to Patients with Malignancies and ragião irradiated in the head and neck. It was coordinator of Bake soramento Nucleus Research, Faculty of Dentistry University of Minas Gerais (NApQ) (1996? 2000). He was a member of the Advisory Committee for Research Projects Selection for funding and grants from UFMG (1997/1999); Deputy Director of the UFMG School of Dentistry (2001-2003), Director pro tempore of the Dental School (2003/2004), Deputy Director of the Dental School (2004-2008). He was a member of the Ethics Committee on Animal Experiments of UFMG (CETEA); guides students of Scientific Initiation and Post-Graduate courses in dentistry. It has published articles in national and international journals and is reviewer of national and international scientific journals: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine of, Medical Micology, among others. Member of the American Chemical Society, the Brazilian Society for Dental Research, Italo-Latin American Society for research on medicinal plants and natural products. He was president of Brazilian Society of antitherapy (SBA).
His main research interest : oral pathology, Stomatology and Microbiology, acting on the following topics: medicinal plants and propolis, lesions in the oral mucosa, oral microbiology, microbial injuries, inflammatory and neoplastic lesions, product development and drugs based on medicinal plants and propolis for use in the mouth.