Vasco Pinto

Vasco Pinto was born in Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal, in 1991. Vasco graduated in Biology from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon in 2012. Then he proceeded his studies by joining the Evolutionary and Developmental Biology Master program, from the same faculty. During the academic year of the masters he understood the similarities on the mechanisms activated during embryonic development and following regeneration. This observation led him to join the Stem-Cell Microenvironment for New Therapies at INEB (Instituto Nacional de Engenharia Biomédica) for performing his Master’s Thesis. Since then he has been working on the ontogeny-regeneration axis, namely by addressing the role of cardiac fibroblasts and the cardiac extracellular matrix in neonatal cardiac injury, which will be further explored in the scope of his PhD, under the guidance of Diana S Nascimento, Paula da Costa-Martins and Perpétua Pinto-do-Ó. He is presently engaged in a co-tutelage PhD project between Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS) of the University of Porto and the Molecular Cardiology group of the Department of Cardiology at the University of Maastricht.