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Vagner Roberto Antunes


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas (ICB)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Phyisology & Biophysics, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Bachelor in Pharmaceutical Sciences, State University Paulista - UNESP - (1998), Master degree and PhD in Physiology at the School of Medicine Ribeirao Preto, Universidade de São Paulo. (2000). Head of the Neural Control of Circulation Laboratory at ICB/USP. Past-President of the Brazilian Society of Physiology (SBFis), 2015-2016, Member of the Deliberative Council of the Federation of Experimental Biology Societies (FeSBE) and Member of the Deliberative Council of the ABDC/Brazilian Journal. Member of the Council of the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) -2017-2021. Member of the Steering Committee of the Neural Control & Autonomic Regulation Section (NCAR) - American Physiological Society (APS). Reviewing Editor of The Journal of Physiology (2019-2022), Open Biology (Royal Society Journal, England), Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research and Physiological Mini Reviews (2019-2022). Ad-hoc consultant for research and postgraduate funding agencies, CNPq, CAPES and FAPESP and reviewer of scientific journals with a selective editorial and peer-review system. Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Human Physiology of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICB), University of São Paulo (2016 to 2019). Expertise in the integrative physiology, with an emphasis on cardiovascular and neuroscience, acting on the following topics: neurogenic hypertension of experimental animal models exposed to high salt and fat diet, autonomic nervous system, genomic interference, molecular bases and neurochemical mechanisms in the hypothalamic and brainstem nuclei involved in neural control of blood pressure. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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