Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Faculty of Medical and Biological Sciences of Botucatu-SP (1973), Master in Zootechnics Concentration in Animal Nutrition from the Federal University of Viçosa (1976) and Ph.D. in Animal Science - University of Florida (1982). Has experience in Animal Husbandry, focusing on Animal Nutrition Requirements, acting on the following subjects: nutrition and feeding of broilers, laying hens and pigs; determination of nutritional requirements and utilization of digestible amino acids, ideal protein and additives for monogastric. Former Member of the CNPq Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Directors Board of the Brazilian College of Animal Nutrition (CBNA). He is a Scientific Advisor at FAPESP since 1997, CNPq Level 1B Researcher and PNPD/Capes Project Coordinator. He was Full Professor at State University of São Paulo Júlio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP/Jaboticabal). Professor at the Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Jataí Campus since 2012. In 2014, he was honored at AveSui Latin America with the Technical Personality Award of Brazilian Poultry. (Text informed by the author)