Joana Carvalho, PhD, managing science editor —

Joana holds a bachelor’s in biology, a Master of Science in evolutionary and developmental biology, and a PhD in biomedical sciences from Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — those that make up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns. In addition to several research fellowships, she was awarded two Erasmus scholarships to conduct part of her studies in France.

Articles by Joana Carvalho

CAR Peptide Improves Remodulin Efficacy in PH Rat Model

CAR peptide (CAR), Vascular BioSciences’ lead therapeutic peptide candidate for pulmonary hypertension (PH) and other disorders, was found to increase the efficacy of Remodulin (treprostinil) at reducing clinical signs of PH and prolonging the survival of a rat model of the disease. These preclinical findings were…

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