was born in 1980 in Brasília, where he resides. In 2004, he graduated in Biology from the Centro Universitário of Brasília – UniCEUB.In his senior thesis – Ayahuasca: chá de uso religioso. Estudo microbiológico, observações comportamentais e estudo histomorfológico de cérebro em Murídeos (Rattus norvegicus da linhagem Wistar) [Ayahuasca: tea of religious use. Microbiological study, behavioral observations and histomorphological study of the rodent brain (Rattus norvegicus of the Wistar strain)] – he analyzed the biological, behavioral and cultural aspects of ayahuasca use. He obtained his Masters in Psychology from the University of Brasília (UnB), where he conducted a study on the possible relations between ritualized ayahuasca use and states of depression, anxiety and panic. He is currently conducting a study on the interface between the organic and the religio-cultural aspects of hallucinogens in general. He is doing his Ph.D. in Pharmacology at the Universidade Autônoma de Barcelona, under the guidance of Dr. Jordi Riba. He is regular collaborator of the blog Alto das Estrelas. In his senior thesis – Ayahuasca: chá de uso religioso. Estudo microbiológico, observações comportamentais e estudo histomorfológico de cérebro em Murídeos (Rattus norvegicus da linhagem Wistar) [Ayahuasca: tea of religious use. Microbiological study, behavioral observations and histomorphological study of the rodent brain (Rattus norvegicus of the Wistar strain)] – he analyzed the biological, behavioral and cultural aspects of ayahuasca use. He obtained his Masters in Psychology from the University of Brasília (UnB), where he conducted a study on the possible relations between ritualized ayahuasca use and states of depression, anxiety and panic. He is currently conducting a study on the interface between the organic and the religio-cultural aspects of hallucinogens in general. He is doing his Ph.D. in Pharmacology at the Universidade Autônoma de Barcelona, under the guidance of Dr. Jordi Riba.
He is regular collaborator of the section of news of this site. He is also a researcher affiliated with the NEIP – Núcleo de Estudos Interdisciplinares sobre Psicoativos (Interdisciplinary Group for Psychoactive Studies).