Research Associate, Integrative Immunological Cardiovascular Research
Rodrigo Schmidt is a Research Associate with a broad background in Physiology and Cardiology, with more than ten years experience in collecting, registering and analyzing physical and biological signals on metabolic and cardiovascular diseases in both human and animal models. Dr. Schmidt is trained in the use of invasive and non-invasive techniques, such as, cannulation, telemetry probe implant, metabolic evaluation, drug infusion, sinoaortic denervation, nerve isolation surgery, nerve signal collection and myocardial infarction model surgery in rodents.
Dr. Schmidt's current research efforts is focused on using animal modeling to develop, evaluate and understand cardiovascular outcomes and new therapeutic alternatives for Gulf War illness.
The goal of the consortium is to develop a translational model of GWI, integrating animal and clinical research using a systems biology approach. The integrative approach will serve as a framework for correlating data between physiological compartments as well as between the mouse model and the human patients.