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Joaquim Miguel Vieira


Senior Postdoctoral Research Scientist

I studied biochemistry at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. Then, I moved to London for my PhD studies on the role of Neuropilin 1 (NRP1) and its ligands during blood vessel growth and patterning in Professor Christiana Ruhrberg's laboratory at the University College London (UCL)-Institute of Ophthalmology. In 2008, I started as a postdoctoral researcher at the UCL-Institute of Child Health in Professor Paul Riley's laboratory to work on the charaterisation of adult epicardium-derived cells (EPDCs) and their contribution to cardiovascular homeostasis and endogenous repair. In 2012, I moved to Oxford as a senior postdoctoral research assistant in Professor Paul Riley's team and my current research focus includes the investigation of the epigenetic mechanism(s) controlling epicardial activity during heart development and disease; and characterisation of the cardiac lymphatic vasculature in the developing and diseased heart.

College affilition:

From October 2018: non-stipendiary Lecturer in Medicine at St. Hilda's College

October 2013 - October 2015: Fulford  non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellow at Somerville College

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