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Rita de Cassia Aleixo Tostes Passaglia

Rita de Cassia Aleixo Tostes Passaglia

Area Panel - Health Sciences

Holds a B.Sc. in Pharmacy (1990) and a PhD (1996) in Biological Sciences - Pharmacology, from the University of So Paulo (USP). Was a visiting fellow at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine - NY, University of Montreal - Clinical Research Institute of Montreal and at Georgia Health Sciences University (Medical College of Georgia).

Currently is Professor of Pharmacology at the Ribeirao Preto Medical School (FMRP- USP) and a researcher at Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientfico e Tecnolgico (CNPq).

Her research focuses on the molecular mechanisms controlling vascular function and its alterations in arterial hypertension, diabetes and obesity.

Has a strong background in cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology, and contributions on the role of O-GlcNAc modification, sex hormones and cytokines in vascular function.

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