Luiz R. Travassos, MD PhD (1945-2020)

Professor Travassos, as he was widely known, was a Full Professor at the Federal Universities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. He had outstanding passages as a Visiting Professor at Columbia University and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York, USA). He was an elected fellow of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Microbiology, and the National Academy of Medicine. 
The legacy left by Professor Luiz Travassos to science is hard to measure. His more than 300 published scientific articles and more than 15,000 citations speak about his scientific skills. However, Professor Travassos' contribution to science is better illustrated through the various scientists he trained directly, whom today occupy prominent positions in Brazil and abroad. Professor Travassos was unquestionably responsible for the creation of a scientific school that contributed to the transmission of Mycology knowledge through several generations in Brazil and abroad.
Marcio L. Rodrigues 7/30/20