George is a postdoctoral fellow at the Trigatti Lab. He completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Medical Biochemistry at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro/Brazil. He also studied Veterinary Medicine at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro/Brazil.
In his spare time, George likes staying at home and watching movies and series. As well, he has a passion for cooking and loves tasting different types of beers. Once in a while, George can be seen enjoying a bicycle ride around the city.
George’s project focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate atherosclerosis development. Specifically, his research focuses on the role of the adapter protein PDZK1, which binds to the C-terminal of the scavenger receptor class B type 1 (SR-B1), the main receptor for high-density lipoproteins (HDL).