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Larissa´s research interests include understanding the mechanisms of vascular endothelial dysfunction and determining the functional characteristics of cells within blood vessels affected by conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and aging. She works at the Roy Blut NextGen Precision Health Building with biochemical and molecular techniques, in vitro cell and tissue culture models, animal models, and clinical studies in human participants. She is also interested in physical exercise as a non-pharmacological intervention to treat and prevent cardiovascular risk factors and subsequently cardiovascular diseases.