Full Professor of Respiratory Physiology at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Head, Laboratory of Pulmonary Investigation, Carlos Chagas Filho Biophysics Institute and runs a team with 44 people including post-doc fellows, post-graduate and undergraduate students, as well as technicians.
Full Member of National Academy of Medicine in Brazil.
Vice-president of the Brazilian Association for Cellular Therapy (ABTCEL)
Scientist of the National Research Council (Council for Scientific and Technological Development, CNPq) and she is currently researcher of CNPq at the highest level (1A).
She is the Coordinator of the Area of Physiology of CNPq.
She has mentored more than 50 graduate students, 30 PhD and 31 Master´s candidates, and several postdoctoral fellows from Brazil and abroad.
She is author or co-author of 192 peer-reviewed publications and has published one book and 89 book chapters in the field of lung physiology and pathophysiology.