I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine-Cardiology at UCLA. I did my undergraduate and graduate training at the University of Nottingham, in the UK. In 2008 I moved to UCLA, and joined the laboratory of Dr. Peter Edwards, where my research was focused on investigating the role of the ATP Binding Cassette Transporter ABCG1 in lipid metabolism, inflammation, atherosclerosis and innate immunity. In 2013, I was promoted to Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology at UCLA, and in 2018 to Associate Professor. My research interests are understanding and identifying mechanisms that control cellular and whole body cholesterol homeostasis, with a focus on pulmonary lipid homeostasis, immunity and disease. I love running (road and trail), reading and spending time with my family.
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry and in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at UCLA. I was born in Brazil and emigrated to England as a teenager, where I received both my M.Sci and Ph.D from the University of Nottingham. In 2008, I came to UCLA for my post-doctoral studies in Peter Edwards' lab. I was promoted to Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology at UCLA in 2013, and in 2016, I joined the Department of Biological Chemistry. My research interests are in identifying novel molecular regulators of pathways that control lipid metabolism in health and disease. In my spare time, I love to hang out with my family, traveling and watching football (or soccer, as we call it here in the US!)