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Teresa Palao Garcia


Role of genetic background in remodeling of small arteries in hypertension



University of Amsterdam / Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands





In 2012, I got my bachelor degree in Biotechnology at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Afterwards, I continued my studies at the Autonomous University of Madrid, where I got my master degree in Pharmacological research in 2013. During my Master thesis, I had my first contact with the small arteries research, as I  investigated the role of oxidative stress in small arteries in hypertension. In 2014, I had the chance to join the SmArteR network at Prof. van Bavel’s group at the Biomedical Engineering and Physics Department in Amsterdam. My PhD project is focused on the study small artery remodelling in hypertension. We have performed gene and miRNA expression analysis in hypertensive small arteries and we have identified new players in the vascular remodelling process. Currently, we are further investigating the role of one of the genes in hypertension. Besides, I am also studying new mechanisms in the physiology of small arteries.