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Professor Emeritus at USP in Ribeirão

Léo Ramos Chaves / Revista Pesquisa FAPESPSpecializing in hematologic oncology, Zago is a former dean of USPLéo Ramos Chaves / Revista Pesquisa FAPESP

In November, hematologist Marco Antonio Zago, president of FAPESP, was awarded the title of professor emeritus at the Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine (FMRP) of the University of São Paulo (USP). He is the 11th professor at the school to be granted the honor, approved by the collegiate board on April 26, which is awarded to retired professors who have made a notable contribution to the institution. Zago graduated in medicine from FMRP in 1970 and completed his master’s degree (1973) and doctorate (1975) at the same institution. From 2001 to 2015 he headed the Cell Therapy Center (CTC) in Ribeirão Preto, one of the Research, Innovation, and Dissemination Centers (RIDCs) funded by FAPESP. He was president of the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) from 2007 to 2010 and USP’s dean of research (2010–2014) and then dean (2014–2017). In 2018, he was director of the São Paulo State Health Department. In October of that same year, he was named president of FAPESP.