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Larissa Ferreira dos Santos

Larissa Ferreira dos Santos

Social Chair

MUPA Board,

Dr. Larissa Ferreira dos Santos is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the NextGen Precision Health Department at the University of Missouri. She earned her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Science both at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Ferreira dos Santos’ 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 is also interested in physical exercise as a non-pharmacological intervention to treat and prevent cardiovascular risk factors and subsequently cardiovascular diseases. As a woman in science, she is interested in the diversity, inclusion, and equity in the academic/research environment. Lastly, she loves theater, driving, and spending quality time with family and friends.