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Claudia O Rodrigues

General Information

Claudia O Rodrigues


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  • English
  • English, Portuguese, Spanish


  • Research Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Vascular biology

Endothelial senescence

Vascular inflammation

Endothelial dysfunction

Vascular progenitors

Hypoxic Stress




Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA)


2005-2007 Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
2003-2005 Postdoctoral Research Associate
St Jude Children's Research Hospital
1999-2002 Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
1999 PhD
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
1996 MS
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
1994 BS
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro



Dr. Rodrigues earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology in 1999 at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after 2 years of training in biochemistry of microorganisms as a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She obtained postdoctoral training in vascular development and cardiovascular research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, respectively, setting up the basis for her current research interests. Dr. Rodrigues became Research Assistant Professor in 2007, at the Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at the University of Miami. In 2009, she became an investigator of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, where her laboratory is based.