Maria Cavinato graduated in Biological Sciences at the State University of Londrina, Brazil (2006), where she worked at the Multidisciplinary Laboratory of Electron Microscopy (LMEM) and investigated the histological and ultrastructural influence of agrochemicals in mouse uterus. She obtained her master degree in Cellular and Structural Biology at the State University of Campinas, Brazil (2009). During this period she was focused in the ultrastructure and remodeling aspects of connective tissues in mouse pubic symphysis during pregnancy and post-partum, especially concerning the involvement of Galectin-3 and a-smooth muscle actin in this process. In 2012 she started her Ph.D. in “Aging and communication of biological systems” at the Medical University of Innsbruck. Since then she is working at IBA where she studies cellular senescence and molecular mechanisms of extrinsic skin aging. During her Ph.D. and Postdoc, she has worked in partnership with important cosmetic companies such as Chanel (France), Feito Brasil (Brazil) and Cura (Austria). In September 2021 she was appointed group leader and founded the “Laboratory of cellular senescence and skin biology” where she coordinates studies with different models to understand mechanisms of skin aging and skin diseases.