Assistant Professor of Biology

Felipe de Paula Nogueira Cruz, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology


BA in Biomedical Sciences from the Mogi das Cruzes University, Mogi das Cruzes, SP: 2003-2007.

MS in Biosystems from the Federal University of ABC, Santo Andre, SP: 2010-2012.
Research advisor: Dr. Maria Cristina Carlan da Silva.

PhD in Biotechnology from the Federal University of Sao Carlos, Sao Carlos, SP: 2014-2018.
Research advisors: Dr. Cristina Paiva de Sousa and Dr. Fernanda de Freitas Aníbal.

Cell Phone Number

Cell: 734.596.0901

Room Location

Resch Science and Technology Hall, Rm# 115

Assistant Professor of Biology

I started my lecturing activities after obtaining a master’s degree in 2013. At Fenix Technical School I was responsible for seven disciplines in the technical courses of Nursing, Radiology, and Work environment safety. Further, I could develop my teaching abilities during the Ph.D. and postdoctoral periods at Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, where I could successfully support undergraduate students and lead classes.

During my professional journey I developed valuable skills in and handling deadly pathogens, molecular biology, and bioinformatics applied to diagnosis of viral infections in a biosafety level-2 environment. During the past few years, I dedicated efforts on the study of the microbiome associated with Brazilian medicinal plants and its potential to tackle multi-resistant pathogens. This project allowed me to develop part of my doctoral studies at Life Sciences Institute of University of Michigan, where I gained major experience and visibility in Microbiology and Natural products.

In my most recent career experience, I can say that I had the privilege to serve the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a postdoctoral researcher at University of Michigan, I participated in the Wastewater based epidemiology project which aims efforts on the monitoring SARS-CoV-2 and respiratory viruses in wastewater systems.