Dr. Aline C. Oliveira, a postdoctoral associate in Dr. Mohan Raizada’s lab, recently received a number of awards. Recently, Dr. Oliveira was invited by the American Physiology Society (APS) to give an oral presentation at their annual Experimental Biology meeting in 2018 describing the significant correlation between the number of microglial cells in autonomic brain regions and severity of PH. The title of her presentation was “Protection against hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension in CX3CR1-deficient mice correlates with decreased microglia activation”. A preliminary report of this observation was also published in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology in 2018. To further her training, Dr Oliveira was awarded a Training Enhancement Opportunity (TEO) Grant from the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida. The TEO allowed her to travel to Scotland to expand her knowledge of high resolution confocal microscopy at the Heriot-Watt University and IGMM at Edinburgh University-UK. More recently, Dr. Oliveira received a Poster Award from the New Investigator Committee of the International Society of Hypertension at the American Heart Association, Council on Hypertension Meeting, 2018 in Chicago IL. The title of her poster was “Altered Brain-Gut-Lung Axis In Hypoxia-Induced Pulmonary Hypertension”.
Congratulations Dr. Oliveira!