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Personal Statement

Dr Neves is a Lecturer and Researcher within the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. She has been awarded a PhD in Sciences in 2016 at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and worked as a Research Associate until 2022 in the University of Glasgow with Prof. Rhian Touyz.


Research Interests

Her research interests are in understanding molecular and vascular mechanisms associated with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, with a particular interest in the cardiovascular effects of anti-cancer drugs. She has a large expertise in vascular function, vascular smooth muscle cells and endothelial pathways, nitric oxide and oxidative stress, using a multidisciplinary approach with both in vitro and in vivo models of vascular function in health and disease.


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

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, Role of chemerin/ChemR23 system on vascular insulin signaling in C57BL/6J and db/db mice, University of Sao Paulo

Oct 2012Jul 2016

Award Date: 5 Jul 2016

Master of Science, Effects of the adipokine chemerin on the vascular reactivity: analysis in rat aorta., University of Sao Paulo

Oct 2010Sept 2012

Award Date: 12 Sept 2012

Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Mato Grosso

Aug 2006Feb 2010

Award Date: 1 Feb 2010

External positions

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Glasgow

Sept 2022Dec 2027

Lab Scientist, Lighthouse Lab in Glasgow

1 May 202031 Jul 2020

Research Associate , University of Glasgow

1 Aug 201631 Aug 2022


  • Vascular smooth muscle
  • Hypertension
  • Cancer
  • Oxidative stress
  • Endothelial cells
  • Angiogenesis
  • Small vessel diseases
  • Blood vessels
  • Vascular Biology
  • Extracellular vesicles


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