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Diana Nascimento
Associate Researcher
DS Nascimento got her PhD in Zoology by the Unviversity of Aberdeen, UK, in 2008. In the same year she became a PostDoc fellow at INEB, where she is a PostDoc Researcher Assistant since 2013. She has accumulated extensive expertise in the study of the heart in physiological and pathological conditions. The present hypothesis of DS Nascimento is that the heart stroma plays instructive roles in myocardial regeneration/repair. In the next years she will be devoted to identify new cues on the activation, role and heterogeneity of the heart stromal compartment and to identify fibroblast?associated signals/subsets of translational relevance. Incorporation of this knowledge in efficient therapies is her long-term goal. She has been appointed member staff of the Bioimaging Centre for Biomaterials and Regenerative Therapies of INEB and she is an Invited Assistant Professor at Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS) of the University of Porto. For more details please consult: ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6402-4245; Scopus Author ID: 9338332900