Kleber Gomes Franchini, Director of the Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LNBio) integrated to the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM). Earned his M.D. in Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro, and then was an intern and medical resident  in internal medicine and cardiology at University of São Paulo (USP), and then earned his Ph.D. in Physiology by the University of São Paulo (USP). He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Medical College of Wisconsin and is a top level researcher of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). Appointed to the Heart Institute, University of São Paulo as Assistant Professor in the Hypertension Unit in 1991 and Assistant Professor in the Internal Medicine Department at the School of Medicine at University of Campinas (Unicamp) in 1997. In 2001, Dr. Franchini reached the rank of Professor. In 2009, became director of the newly-established Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LNBio) in the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) a multidisciplinary laboratory designed to foster fundamental research into biomedical translational and biotechnological research. Kleber Franchini’s professional career is dedicated to understand disorders of cardiac function, and to developing novel treatments based upon fundamental insights into signaling mechanisms.