Dr Susana Novella

Working group 2
Institute of Health Reasearch, INCLIVA
  • Spain

Susana Novella holds a degree in Pharmacy from University Complutense of Madrid (UCM, 1993) and PhD in Physiology from UCM (2004). She is predoctoral in the Group of Bacterial Molecular Pathogenesis in UCM (1998-2001) where she trained in different techniques of microbiology and molecular biology; postdoctoral position at the Foundation for Research at Clinical Hospital of Valencia (2005); and Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Valencia (2006-2014). Since 2014 is Assistant Professor Doctor at the Faculty of Medicine of University of Valencia and Emerging Researcher at INCLIVA. She is lecturer in Physiology in the Degrees of Medicine, Physiotherapy, and in Master of Physiology at University of Valencia.
In 2007, she joins in the Group of Research in Endothelial Cells (http://www.uv.es/lince) in which she is currently scientific co-director. She belongs to the HERACLES Cardiovascular Research RETIC (http://www.redheracles.net/grupos-investigacion/4/fundacion-hospital-cli...), now the 7th Program in Cardiovascular Research Network. She performs a postdoctoral stay at the Cardiovascular Division at King's College London (2007) with Dr. Giovanni E. Mann. She has participated in 25 funded projects, in five of which has been Principal Investigator. She is member of the COST Action BM1402, for the Development of a European network for preclinical testing of interventions in mouse models of age and age-related diseases (MouseAGE).

Her research focuses on the study of the vascular effects of estrogens and other steroid hormones. She performs studies in cultured vascular cells and vascular reactivity studies in a mouse model of experimental menopause to determine the mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction associated to ageing, specially related to nitric oxide (NO) and prostanoids signaling pathways. Another research line includes the involvement of miRNA in ageing and in cardiovascular diseases. More than 40 scientific articles, 10 of which as first author, and 2 chapters book. She has participated in more than one hundred congress, presented more than 35 conferences and received 12 prizes for the best poster and oral presentation.