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Glauco R. Souza, scientist, water polo player, and marathon runner, was born in Brazil and moved to the United States when he was 18 years old where he attended The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. (GWU). While at GWU, Glauco received his B.S. in Chemistry, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry.
Today, Glauco is the Chief Science Officer (CSO) and co-founder of Nano3D Biosciences, Inc. (n3D). He is one of the co-inventor and inventor of 4 patent applications related to n3D’s Bio-Assembler, which is a device designed to use nanoparticle-assemblies and magnetic fields to enable three dimensional (3D) cell culturing by magnetic levitation. Prior to co-founding n3D, Glauco was an Odyssey Scholar at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. During his work at MD Anderson, he applied a multidisciplinary approach to developing nanotechnology tools for tissue targeted imaging, gene delivery, and tissue engineering. Towards the end of his post-doctoral tenure at MD Anderson, in collaboration with his friends from Rice University, Drs. Killian, Raphael, and Stark, the genesis of 3D cell culturing by magnetic levitation took place. This groundbreaking technology was first reported in Nature Nanotechnology, the premiere journal of nanotechnology. During this same period, Glauco, David Lee, Dr. Killian, and Dr. Raphael founded n3D. Now, Glauco’s research mission is to advance 3D cell culturing by magnetic levitation into a routine laboratory tool that will measurably improve the drug discovery process, cancer research, and regenerative medicine. Recently, Glauco was an invited speaker at TEDx Houston, where he shared his thoughts and experience on resonating aspects between science, levitating cells, friendship, and sports as key ingredients for scientific discovery and the entrepreneurial process.
Beyond science, Glauco was a four-year letter winner and water polo athletic scholarship holder and was inducted into the GWU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004. Today, he is the President of FFP BON Running Club, the largest running club in Texas.