Marcio originates from Rio de Janiero, Brazil and currently lives with his wife Karla and their Pit Bull Alexa here in Salt Lake. His education in science began in Brazil and he found an interest in developmental biology in his undergrad. He was fascinated by how stem cells can differentiate into all types of tissues and wanted to explore this more in his Master’s degree. He is proficient in cell culture techniques but enjoys animal model based experiments because of their complexity and accuracy. In his off time Marcio indulges his beer passion at local breweries and wants to own his own brewery soon.