Piero studied Biological Sciences at the University of São Paulo. Afterwards, he did his Ph.D. thesis in collaboration with a group at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) studying cell biology of malaria parasites, which was followed by a post-doctoral period investigating malarial proteases. He is a co-author of more than 10 scientific publications. Since 2013, Piero has been working with Leica Microsystems in Brazil as an application specialist for Life Science Research, mainly involved with advanced microscopy and confocal microscopy. In 2019, he became the manager of Confocal Microscopy and Nanotechnology for Latin America, while maintaining the same mindset that accompanied him during his prior years at Leica Microsystems: to support researchers and customers with their questions and help them unravel nature’s finest details.