Institute for Vascular Signalling, Centre for Molecular Medicine, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
I developed an interest in cardiovascular biology and medicine during my PhD at the University of Bristol, UK where I focused on molecular mechanisms of reparative angiogenesis, vasculogenesis and vascular complications of diabetes. During my postdoctoral training at Yale University, USA I studied the mechanisms regulating eNOS/NO signaling in the endothelium, the role of miRNAs in angiogenesis and arteriogenesis as well as the cardiovascular effects of anti-hypertensive drugs. My current research interests lie in understanding the molecular mechanisms controlling endothelial cell function (focus on nitric oxide, glucose metabolism, redox homeostasis, micropeptides) and how their alterations contribute to the development of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes).
I served as EVBO Council member in the past two years and revived the presence of the EVBO on social media (EVBO Facebook page), sharing initiatives, conferences and career opportunities, which has enhanced the EVBO’s visibility. In the next two years I would like to contribute my network and time with enthusiasm and a proactive attitude to promote initiatives aimed at intensifying collaborative exchanges between EVBO members, through EVBO Symposia as an occasion where EVBO members meet and EVBO Summer Schools where new generations of vascular biologists can interact directly with leaders in the field and learn about cutting edge technologies that are shaping the future of vascular biology.