Francisco J. Miranda

Universitat de València, Spain


Francisco J. Miranda was born in Albacete, Spain, in 1958. He received the medical license and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, in 1981 and 1990, respectively. From 1985 to 1990, Miranda was a Research Fellow at the Research Center, Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain, and from 1990 to 1992, he was a Senior Research Associate at this research center. Since 1992, he has been a member of the Department of Physiology of the University of Valencia, Spain. He is currently a Professor of physiology at this university. His main research interests include the mechanisms regulating the vascular reactivity in physiological and pathophysiological conditions (subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral ischemia, diabetes). In the last decade, his scientific interest focuses on elucidating the changes induced by diabetes in the modulatory mechanisms that regulate the response of several vascular beds (carotid, renal, and basilar arteries) to vasoactive substances (5-hydroxytryptamine, acetylcholine, endothelin-1, testosterone, natriuretic peptides) that could contribute to the regulation of vascular tone in physiological conditions and that could have a role in the pathophysiology of diabetic vascular complications. He is a Member of the Spanish Society of Pharmacology and the Spanish Society of Physiological Sciences.

Biography Updated on 2 January 2011

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