Dr Melo received her PhD in Physiology from the Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP/Brazil) in 2017. In 2018 she joined the Central Cardiovascular Regulation laboratory where has been working as Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Her academic training and research experience have provided her with an excellent background in multiple biological disciplines including physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience. Since her PhD, she has been interested to elucidate the central mechanisms involved with the blood pressure regulation and how they can lead to the development of hypertension. During her PhD, she focused in comprehend the role of commissural nucleus of the solitary tract (cNTS) and carotid bodies on cardiorespiratory changes diverse models of hypertension, such as two-kidneys-one clip (2K1C) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Her current research involves understanding how the central areas responsible for the breathing generation can also influence the blood pressure and heart rate, and whether dysfunction in this system could lead to hypertension.
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Current Research Focus
Central regulation of breathing and blood pressure
Field of Research Description 110901 Autonomic Nervous System 0606 Physiology
- rat models/ electromyography (EMG)
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I'm looking for skills in electrophysiology, mathematical modelling in neuroscience and cardiorespiratory physiology.