Damião Pergentino de Sousa completed his graduation in Pharmacy in 1995 and obtained his Master's degree in Natural Products (Pharmacology and Chemistry) in 1998, both from the Federal University of Paraíba. He did his PhD studies in Sciences (Area: Organic Chemistry) in 2004 from the Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil. He is currently a professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences from Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil. His current research areas are Chemistry of Natural Products, Medicinal Chemistry, and Synthesis of Bioactive Substances from Plants Secondary Metabolites. He is a member of the editorial board of several international journals and reviewer of 21 journals. He published more than 150 scientific articles and the two books.