TRAINING: Graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Passo Fundo (2006), Ph.D. in Immunology and Veterinary Microbiology, University of León - Spain (2011) and a postdoctoral degree in Immunology and Structural Biology of Antigens by University of Calgary - Canada. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Coordinator of the Research Division of the University of Passo Fundo (2014-2017). Coordinator of Research of the Faculty of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine (2016-2017). Coordinator of the Committee for Ethical Use of Animals (current). Professor of Veterinary Medicine and of the Post-Graduation Program in Bio-Experimentation at UPF. RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: 1) Development of modern vaccines for the prevention of bacterial respiratory diseases of swine; 2) Study the interaction of vaccine antigens with the immune system of swine (in vivo and in vitro); 3) Development of recombinant proteins with potential use for serological diagnosis of Hepatitis E.