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Elisa Mieko Suemitsu Higa

Elisa Mieko Suemitsu Higa

Universidade Federal de São Paulo


Professor Elisa Mieko Suemitsu Higa has graduated from Medical School in São Paulo, Brazil. After obtaining the Master and PhD degree at the Nephrology Division of Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), she has been at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, in Denver, Colorado, USA, for a Post Doctoral Program, under Dr Robert W. Schrier supervision, for 2 ½ years . She obtained a specialization title for Nephrology and Intensive Care Medicine. Currently she is a Full Professor of Medicine Department at Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, UNIFESP. She is the Chief of Nitric Oxide and Oxidative Stress Laboratory and she is involved in the Translational Medicine and Nephrology Post graduation Programs. In the Laboratory, she has currently 12 students under her supervision, including Research Initiation students (2), Master (7), PhD (2) and Post- doctoral (1) applicants. Prof Elisa is an elected Member of Physiology/ Physiopathology Department of Brazilian Society of Nephrology. She is a peer reviewer for Scientific Journals like PLOS ONE, Nitric oxide, ETAP, BMC Research Notes and Medical Principles and Practice. Research Lines: - Studies on pathophysiology of acute renal failure, diabetic nephropathy, aging and metabolic syndrome, targeting mainly on the role of nitric oxide, oxidative stress and inflammatory mediators. - Studies on alternative approaches for the treatment of chronic kidney diseases: exercises, probiotics and antioxidants. Abstract

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