Ribeiro Carrão Ana Catarina (Portugal)


Research Topic: Lamin-associated proteins and cardiovascular remodeling
Research Group: Roland Foisner
E-mail: catarina.carrao@univie.ac.at
Phone: 0043 1 427 7616 81


Title: “A new insight on the direct actions of Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor in the myocardium”

Supervisor: Ivo Buschmann, William Chilian, Petra Knaus

Institute: Freie Universität & Charité Unitersitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

Research Positions

Feb 10 – Fev 11
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Internal Medicine/Cardiology (Vascular Biology Program), Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.
Jun 07 – Nov 08
Visiting Fellow, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM), OH, USA.
Jun 06 / Nov 06
Visiting Fellow, Cardiovascular Center, Louisiana State University School of Medicine (LSU), New Orleans, LA, USA.
Feb 06 – Feb 09
Marie-Curie Early Stage Training Fellow (FP6 Marie Curie Actions), Center of Cardiovascular Research (CCR), Charité Medical University, Berlin, Germany.
Apr 04 – Dec 04
Visiting Fellow, Neuroscience Department, Pittsburgh University, Pittsburgh, PS, USA.
Jan 04 – Jan 06
Research Associate, Technology and Science Foundation (FCT), Neuroscience Group of the Health and Life Sciences Institute of Minho University, Portugal.


- Ding, M.*; Carrao, A.C.R.*; Wagner, R.J.; Xie, Y.; Jin, Y.; Rzucidlo, E.M.; Aprahamian, T.R.; Hwa, J.; Martin, K.A.; “Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell-derived adiponectin: A paracrine regulator of contractile phenotype”; Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology ; 2011 (e-pub ahead of print).
* Denotes equal contribution

- Ding M, Xie Y, Wagner RJ, Jin Y, Carrao A.C.R., Liu LS, Guzman AK, Powell RJ, Hwa J, Rzucidlo EM, Martin KA. Adiponectin Induces Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Differentiation via repression of mTORC1 and FoxO4. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2011 Jun 1;31(6):1403-1410

- Yun J., Pung Y.F., Belmadani S., Carrao A.C.R., Rocic P., Chilian W.M. “Redox-Dependent Mechanisms in Coronary Collateral Growth: the “Redox Window” Hypothesis”. Antioxidants and Redox Signaling; 2009 5 May; ARS-2009-2476.

- Carrão, A.C.R.; Chilian, W.M.; Yun, J.; Kolz, C.; Rocic, P.; Lehmann, K.; van den Wijngaard, J.; van Horssen,
P.; Spaa, J.; Buschmann, I; “Stimulation of Coronary Collateral Growth by Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating
Factor: Role of reactive oxygen species”; Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology; 2009, Nov 1, Vol:
29: 11: 1817-1822.


Jun 07: Boehringer Ingelheim Funds Travel Grant
Feb 06: Marie-Curie Early Stage Training Fellowship (FP6 Marie Curie Actions)
Sep 05: Award in Aging Research, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal
Apr 04: Luso-American Foundation for Development Travel Grant, Portugal
Jan 04: Research Associate Fellowship, Technology and Science Foundation (FCT), Portugal