Fabrício Freire de Melo holds a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from the Pontíficia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais (2004), a master's degree (2007) and a doctorate (2011) in Biological Sciences (Microbiology) from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). He has done Post-Doctorate in Microbiology in UFMG. He was a visiting researcher at the Medical Entomology Laboratory, in Fiocruz, Minas Gerais. He was a professor at the Faculty of Humanities, at Universidade Curvelo, at Centro Universitário UNA and at Faculdade Santo Agostinho. Currently, he is an adjunct professor at the Instituto Multidisciplinar em Saúde, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Campus Anísio Teixeira.