Laura Alonso-Herranz

Aarhus University

I am a postdoctoral researcher in Jacob Bentzon´s laboratory ( at Aarhus University (Denmark). My scientific interests include vascular smooth muscle cell and macrophage functions in cardiovascular disease. I completed my PhD in Mercedes Ricote´s lab ( at CNIC (Madrid, Spain), studying the role of macrophages in inflammation and tissue repair following myocardial infarction. During my PhD, I had the opportunity to carry out a short stay in Fil Swirski´s lab ( at the Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, USA). Currently, my research focuses on understanding vascular smooth muscle phenotypic modulation in atherosclerosis and fibrous cap formation.

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