Thursday, June 15
Section 2: 4-5 PM (CSRB-NTA 401)
Claudia Moreno, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington School of Medicine
Dr. Moreno, was born and grew up in Bogotá, Colombia. In 2012, Dr. Moreno received her doctoral degree in Biomedical Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). That same year, she joined Dr. Fernando Santana’s laboratory at the University of Washington to start her postdoctoral training. In 2017, she was awarded a K99-Pathway to the independence award by the National Institute on Aging to study the mechanisms behind the age-associated dysfunction of the cardiac pacemaker. Dr. Moreno joined the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington as an Assistant Professor on April 2019, where she leads now a team that studies many aspects of the function of the cardiac pacemaker, including the mechanisms behind its age-associated slowdown. Dr. Moreno’s research is supported by grants from the American Federation for Aging Research, the Glenn Foundation, and more recently by an R01 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Dr. Moreno is also the creator and co-director of the UW Science Summer Program, an outreach program that offers high school students from underrepresented minorities and from low-income families the opportunity to explore science as a career path.