Rodrigo Barros is a Professor of Medicine at the Pontifical Catholic University of Londrina, PR, Brazil. He currently teaches Internal Medicine and Research Methodology and is responsible for the implementation of a new laboratory dedicated to murine metabolism research. His research has spanned various topics, including: metabolism, glucose homeostasis, insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus type 2, obesity, estrogen signaling, estrogen receptors, and knockout mouse models of obesity and insulin resistance. He has published and co-authored several original articles and reviews in high-impact journals such as Cell Metabolism, PNAS, PLOSgenetics, TRENDS in Molecular Medicine, and Molecular Psychiatry. He volunteered at the Department of Endocrinology at Michael Reese and Cook County Hospitals, Chicago, IL, where he joined and assisted the diabetes mellitus research group.