Luciana Pereira Rangel, a pharmacist and scientist, is dedicated to the fight against cancer, with a particular focus on the p53 protein, a molecule regarded by geneticists as the protector of the genetic code. Her work is paving the way for new possibilities in cancer drugs and treatments. Luciana earned her master’s degree in science from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where she also completed her doctorate. Born to a pair of university professors, her passion for academia was nurtured early on. To escape the hustle and bustle of city life, Luciana often retreats to Itaipava, located in the mountainous region of Rio. Married to a fellow researcher at Fiocruz, the couple cherishes the tranquility and natural beauty of the countryside whenever possible.