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Aline Souza
Aline Souza
Name: Aline Souza, MS
Past Title: PhD Candidate | Biochemistry (Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil)
Past Research Topic: Angiotensin system in an experimental model of anorexia.
Past Mentors & Current Mentors: Kathryn Sandberg, PhD (Department of Medicine, Georgetown University) & Rodrigo Alvim de Menezes, PhD (Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Ouro Preto – Brazil)
Current Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Pubmed: See link

Bio: I am a fourth year PhD student from Brazil doing an internship in Dr. Sandberg's laboratory at Georgetown University. My thesis research focuses on the role of the renin angiotensin system in dysregulation of the cardiovascular system in an animal model of anorexia nervosa. I am investigating the hypothesis that acute food restriction modulates the brain renin angiotensin system leading to excitability of the sympathetic nervous system. This mechanism could contribute to why women who experienced anorexia nervosa are at increased risk of heart failure.