Cristiano Valim Bizarro

Graduate Programs: Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Graduate Program


I have a degree in Biological Sciences with emphasis in Biotechnology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (1998), a master's degree (2001) and a doctorate (2005) in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and a postdoctoral degree in genomics (2005- 2007) at the same University. I did postdoctorate at the University of Barcelona (2008 - 2010) in Single-molecule Biophysics and at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul in TB drug development (2011). Since 2012, I joined the PUCRS faculty as a full-time associate professor. I am a research productivity fellow at CNPq (PQ2) and currently coordinate the Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology of the School of Health and Life Sciences of this University. I am also coordinator of the Cooperation Project “Advances in drug development, diagnosis and epidemiology of neglected diseases”, within the scope of our institution's Capes-PrInt project, and in the area of Vaccines and Proteomics of the National Institute of Science and Technology in Tuberculosis (INCT-TB). I have worked in the field of Single-molecule Biophysics, conducting experiments with optical tweezers, and currently my research lines are focused on the following topics: identification and characterization of molecular targets for anti-TB drugs, genetic, biochemical and structural characterization of mycobacterial proteins and proteomic analysis.

Areas of interest



Concentration Areas and Lines Research

Cellular and Molecular Biology

- Molecular Biology in the Drug/Target Interaction

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

- Research and evaluation of molecular targets