SciBr is a 501(c)(3) charitable, educational and scientific organization dedicated to promoting meaningful cultural and cooperative exchange between the United States and Brazil in education, science, innovation and research. 

Our mission is to connect Brazilian scientists, artists and entrepreneurs working abroad and to mobilize their talents to create a more prosperous, fair and sustainable Brazil.



Cristina Caldas

Marilene Pavan
Director, Science Outreach

Michelle Padua

Mônica Matsumoto
Co-Director, Knowledge Networks

Naira Ferreira Bonifácio
Head of Brazil


Board of Directors

Ana Lopes
Director, Business Development, Physical Sciences, Boston University

Marina Moreira
Co-Director, Knowledge Networks, SciBr Foundation; Internal Medicine Intern, Norwalk Hospital

Vitor Pamplona
Co-Founder, EyeNetra


Advisory Board

Fernanda De Negri
Director, IPEA, Brazil

Fernanda Viégas
Manager and Research Scientist, Google, United States

Glauco Arbix
Full Professor, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Oded Grajew
General Coordinator, Rede Nossa São Paulo; President Emeritus, Instituto Ethos, Brazil

Rogerio Vivaldi, MD, MBA
Chief Commercial Officer, Spark Therapeutics, United States

Silverio Zebral Filho
Head of Government Innovation Unit, Organization of the American States (OAS), United States


Collaborators and Volunteers

Jessica Toyota
Market Development Representative for Cloud Platform @ Google

Vagner Jesus


Gisela Lokpez

Marcelo Gleiser

Marcelo Knobel

Pedro Trengrouse Laignier de Souza

Tony Knopp