Luis Sobrevia

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile


Luis Sobrevia (1962) studied biology at the University of Bío-Bío in Chile after which he started his M.S. degree training at the Department of Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Biological Sciences of the University of Concepción (Chile). He continued his Ph.D. degree training at the Biomedical and Health Division of the King's College London (KCL) at the University of London (London, UK). In 1996, he received his Ph.D. degree based on his studies on the pathophysiology and biomedical aspects of fetal vascular function in gestational diabetes (GD). He developed a Postdoctoral position at the Vascular Biology Research Centre at KCL under supervision of Professor Jeremy D. Pearson. Afterwards he moved (1997) back to the University of Concepción (Department of Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Biological Sciences) where he was appointed as Associate Professor of physiology until 2002. With his arrival to Concepción he founded the Cellular and Molecular Physiology Laboratory (CMPL) focused on the study of fetal vascular alterations in gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and intrauterine growth restriction. In 2003, he moved to a full position as Associate Professor at the Division of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He was then awarded the J. Williams Fulbright Foreign Scholarship for senior researchers to visit the laboratory of Professor Carol MacLeod at University of California at San Diego (USA). Professor Sobrevia is an Honorary Professor at Queensland University Center for Clinical Research (UQCCR) (Australia), Honorary Professor at Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Seville (US, Spain), and Visiting Professor at University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) of the University of Groningen (RUG) (Netherlands), Medical University of Graz (Austria), and UNESP (Brazil).

Biography Updated on 5 August 2017

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