Fabiano holds a Ph.D. in Genetics and Biotechnology from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), with an emphasis on plant breeding and genome editing. During his Ph.D., he worked at Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (Brazil) and CIRAD institute (AFEG – Platform for functional analysis and genome editing) in Montpellier, France. He actively collaborated on the implementation of genome editing pipelines in rice (Oryza sativa L.) and tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) crops, aiming to increase resistance to phytopathogens. As a postdoctoral researcher, he was engaged with the execution and supervision of several projects involving genome editing of soybean (Glycine max) crop and optimization of protocols for in vitro plant tissue culture. He has great expertise with pipelines of proteomics and genomics of plant–pathogen interaction.