Escola Paulista de Medicina
Postgraduate Program in Pharmacology

Sergio Luiz Domingues Cravo


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Research focus: Sleep apneia, hypertension, hypernatremia, vasomotor nuclei, chemoceptors

Dr. Cravo has a degree in Physiotherapy from Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (PUCC, 1978), Master's Degree in Human Physiology from the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the University of São Paulo (ICB-USP, 1982), Doctor of Science from ICB-USP under supervision of Dr. Cesar Timo-Iaria. He was a Postdoctoral fellow with the Department of Neurology, Cornell University Medical College (New York, USA) with Donald J. Reis and Shaum F. Morrison (1987-1989), Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, ICB-USP (1983-1992) and Adjunct Professor, Department of Physiology, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP, 1992-2001). He is currently an Associate Professor of the Physiology Department of the Paulista School of Medicine of the Federal University of São Paulo (EPM-UNIFESP, 2001), where he is Vice-Director. He acts mainly in the area of ​​neural regulation of the cardiovascular system, with emphasis on: 1. the role of bulb vasomotor nuclei in the regulation of blood pressure and circulating volume; B. Pathophysiological mechanisms of cardiovascular disorders associated with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.




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