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Affiliation: 
INC Ignacio Chavez
Department: 
Lab Renal Physiopathology
Expertise: 
Renal physiopathology

Biography

Laura Gabriela Sánchez-Lozada, PhD is a research scientist in the Laboratory of Renal Physiopathology at the Instituto Nacional de Cardiología “Ignacio Chavez” in Mexico City. She graduated in the National Autonomous University of Mexico with a major in Biology, and obtained her PhD degree in Biomedical Research in the National Polytechnic Institute. Her research interest has focused on uric acid and hyperuricemia as a causal factor for hypertension and renal disease, and also on the role of sugar, especially fructose, in driving obesity, diabetes, kidney damage and hypertension. Her work includes studies ranging experimental renal physiology, cell culture, mitochondrial function, and human studies as well. Her research has been funded by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT, Mexico), National Institutes of Health (USA) and pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Sanchez-Lozada is recognized as a Level III National Researcher by the National System of Researchers –CONACyT (Mexico).