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Luis Hortells, PhD

Research Interests:

  • Intracardiac nervous system development, function and pathological remodeling.
  • Cell biology of cardiac Schwann cells and endoneurial cardiac fibroblast.
  • Role of ‘non-excitable’ cells in arrhythmogenesis.
  • In vivo and in vitro cardiovascular disease model development.

Brief CV:

Luis obtained his DVM (Doctor in Veterinary Medicine) and his MSc Degreed from the University of Zaragoza, Aragon. After that, he obtained a grant from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Catalonia) to develop his internship in small animal medicine and surgery. Then, and for the next 4 years, he worked as an assistant professor in the molecular toxicology department of the University of Zaragoza while he also devolped his PhD research.  In 2016, Luis obtained his PhD and moved to the US where he developed 4 years of postdoctoral research. During his time in the Heart Institute of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital he obtained a postdoctoral Scholarship from the American Heart Association and also was awarded with the Arnold Strauss award to perform independent research. Since early 2021 Luis moved to the IEKM with the goal of starting his own group focused on the study of the intracardiac nervous system while maintaining a close collaboration with groups from the University of Zaragoza, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital or University of Colorado, Denver.

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