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Learning designer, researcher and artist. Obtained his B.S. in pharmacy from Federal University of Santa Catarina (2004), master's degree (2014), and Ph.D. (2018) in Education, Management, and Science Communication from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.


Was a fellow at Harvard University between 2017 and 2019.


In the field of arts, João has an experience of 29 years as a dancer and choreographer on tours around the world and over 4000 career shows. Currently, João lives in France working as a Learning Designer, is a research fellow at the University of Texas at Dallas (USA), and at Fiocruz (Brazil) and works as an independent artist. 

Learning Designer - Axens Academy  | Lab'Innov - IFP School

Founder at ArtSci

Harvard Fellow - Faculty of Arts & Sciences (2017-2019)

Postdoctoral Researcher - CienciArte Innovation Lab - Fiocruz (2019)

Ph.D. in Science Education and Communication -UFRJ (2018)


UT Dallas - Visiting ArtScience Researcher - ArtSciLab

LASER Talks host 


Author of several articles about the interaction between art, science, and education

Author of the book “Da Ideia ao Aplauso

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