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© Thomas Longden

We are building a group of like-minded scientists who are passionate about understanding the complexities of the brain. We focus on understanding multiple aspects of brain physiology, from the biological mechanisms that regulate how blood flows throughout the brain in health and in disease, to the mechanisms by which cerebrospinal fluid flows and contributes to brain cleaning. The lab is located in the department of physiology at the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine. We are currently looking to hire passionate, talented students and postdocs. If you are interested in learning more and potentially working with us, please use the contact form to get in touch!

I received both my B.Sc with honors and my PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Manchester in the UK, and I then completed my postdoctoral training under Mark Nelson at the University of Vermont. I am passionate about ion channels, cerebral blood flow, and I am fascinated by glial cells. When I am not in the lab peering into a microscope, I am usually walking my dog or reading. My aim is to build a nurturing environment in which scientists can develop their ideas and contribute answers to some of the big questions in cardiovascular biology and neuroscience.

I received my M.Sc and Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil where I worked with natural products and calcium signaling in resistance vessels. In 2017 I was a visiting graduate student under Mark Nelson and Tom Longden's supervision at the University of Vermont in the USA. Since then I have become fascinated by the study of cerebral blood flow. I love science and my long-term research interests involve the development of a comprehensive understanding of cerebral blood flow in physiological and pathophysiological conditions. In my free time, I’m usually with my family or reading.

I’m originally from Boston, MA and earned a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Johns Hopkins University. I have experience in a variety of basic science research settings including working in cell biology, biological chemistry, pathology, mucosal immunology, and cancer research labs. I joined the Longden Lab in June of 2019. In my free time, I enjoy sports, board games, and spending time outdoors. Feel free to stop on by the lab – I’d love to meet you!