Celio Ferreira graduated as pharmacist at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Basel in 2010. He received the federal diploma in the same year. 2010 - 2014 he worked as pharmacist at the rail station pharmacy in Aarau. Celio joined the research group of Prof. Meyer zu Schwabedissen as PhD student in March 2014.
He started his PhD thesis on the influence of genetic polymorphisms in regulators of renal drug transporter conducting translational studies on this topic.