Scientist, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and National Institute of Cardiology
Gustavo Monnerat, PhD, is an Associate Scientist at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and a Visiting Scientist at the National Institute of Cardiology, Brazil. He completed his PhD in Cardiovascular Physiology at the UFRJ/Bonn University (Germany) as well as his Postdoctoral Fellowship at Lille University (France). He worked as a scientist and physiologist for the Flamengo Soccer Team.
His primary focus within cardiology and physiology is to describe novel biochemical and molecular biomarkers for precision medicine focused on cardiac diseases, such as heart failure, cardiac hypertrophy, chronic Chagas disease, diabetic cardiomyopathy, and long QT syndrome, among others. He also has a focus on innovative therapeutic strategies involving peptides and gene editing. Dr. Monnerat has been investigating the metabolic and molecular signatures of high cardiorespiratory capacity in professional athletes.
He has produced more than 25 peer-reviewed publications in major journals such as Nature Communication, Scientific Reports, Journal of Molecular Cardiology, and Biomaterials Science, among others. In addition, he serves as a peer reviewer for several scientific journals, such as The Journal of Physiology, Frontiers in Pharmacology, and Scientific Reports.