Eduardo Zimmer is an Assistant Professor at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Brazil, an Adjunct Professor at McGill University, and an Associate Researcher at the Brain Institute of Rio Grande do Sul. He holds a bachelor‘s in Pharmacy, a master‘s, and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UFRGS with two years as a Ph.D. exchange student at McGill University, Canada. After a short period of postdoctoral training at the Department of Biochemistry at UFRGS, Dr. Zimmer established his laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology at UFRGS. He won multiple individual awards, including the Best Brazilian Ph.D. thesis in 2016 and the Alzheimer‘s Association One to Watch Award. In addition, Zimmer has been nominated to the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and has become an Instituto Serrapilheira grantee. His laboratory focuses on understanding the cellular origins of Alzheimer‘s disease, with a particular interest in astrocytes.