Eliana Garcia Vaz

Eliana Garcia Vaz

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My research focuses in identify targetable mechanisms and pathways underlying initiation and progression of diabetic complications with potential therapeutic value.

In have investigated and successfully published a study in which we looked at whether the calcium-calcineurin transcription factor NFAT was involved in diabetic-driven endothelial and kidney dysfunction in the novel Akita mouse model of diabetes type 1.  

The project that I am working at the moment focuses on exploring if the blockade of diabetes induced NFAT activation in the heart of the Akita mouse model exerts cardioprotective effects against the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical and Health Sciences

Free keywords

  • Diabetes
  • kidney disease
  • endothelial function
  • NFAT
  • inflammation
  • diabetic complications
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • vascular physiology


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