Dr. Rodrigues is Graduated in Pharmacy with a qualification in Clinical Analysis Laboratory. She received a Ph.D. in Tropical Medicine from the Oswaldo Cruz Institute of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ - Brazil). She had a doctoral fellowship at the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University and at the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, University of Southern California (USA). Currently, Dr. Rodrigues is a professor and coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Health Sciences at the Institute of Collective Health of the Federal University of Western Pará. Dr. Rodrigues has experience in microbiology, with an emphasis on virology.