Dr. Pedro Gomes received his Ph.D. in Human Biology from the Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto in 2002. After completion of his degree he conducted postdoctoral studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) from 2004 to 2005, and studied mechanisms of K channel regulation by tyrosine phosphorylation in the context of cardiac hypertrophy during pregnancy (NIH R01 HD046510). He then moved to Portugal (School of Health Sciences, University of Minho) and studied how manipulation of macronutrients modulates lifespan using the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. He was later appointed as an Assistant Researcher (Programa Ciência 2007) in the Departments of Pharmacology and Biochemistry at the University of Porto, from 2008 to 2013, and investigated mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of hypertension in the context of aging. He is currently at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC), University of Coimbra, where he studies the role played by sirtuin 2 in the regulation of insulin sensitivity in the brain and peripheral organs, as a putative strategy to counteract metabolic diseases.
Dr. Pedro Gomes's research is focused on Metabolism, Aging, Sirtuin biology