I am gay and I am a biomedical scientist. //
I’ve always loved these incredible and marvelous creatures that are the true rulers of our world: bacteria! This passion took me to Rio where I am currently a PhD student in microbiology at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Working on different areas such as microbial ecology, applied microbiology, and biotechnology, I hope to learn more about the bacterial and archaeal communities inhabiting Brazilian marine sponges, how they are important to their hosts, and, perhaps, use what they produce in our favour. For me, a fundamental part of being a scientist is to share your knowledge and stimulate the discussion about science with everyone. And speaking our truth is a beautiful and poweful way to do that!