Under graduated in Medicine from Botucatu Medical School of São Paulo State University, Brazil (UNESP) in 1977, specialization in Tropical Medicine by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo (1979), Master (MsC) (1984) and Doctor (PhD) (1986) in Internal Medicine by UNESP. Associate Professor (1993) and Full Professor (1999) of Infectology at Botucatu Medical School - UNESP. Currently is a Research Fellow at the Center for the Studies of Venoms and Venomous Animals at UNESP (CEVAP), Editor-in-chief of The Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases (BioMed Central-Springer-Nature) (http://jvat.biomedcentral.com /) - Impact factor JCR® 2016 = 1,488 and Professor of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases of Botucatu Medical School - UNESP. He has experience in Toxinology, Tropical Medicine, Clinical Research Trials and Scientific Electronic Publishing mainly in the following disciplines: Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Toxinology (envenoming by venomous animals), Clinical Research, Distance Education and Scientific Electronic Publishing. Founder and Director of the CEVAP (Director in 1993-1997, 2006-2014), Pro-Dean of University Extension (2001-2004) and President of the Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors - ABEC (2008- 2012). Since 2005 he is the coordinator of the Toxinology Research Group, certified by UNESP and CNPq, and currently the President of the Lucentis Foundation for Culture, Education, Research and Extension.