José Belo - Portugal
NOVA University, Lisbon
José António Belo is the Coordinator of the Molecular and Cellular Medicine Department at NOVA Medical School (NMS) of NOVA University Lisbon (NOVA) where he also coordinates the Animal House and a Principal Investigator at Chronic Diseases Research Center (CEDOC) of NMS.
He is also a founding member of the Portuguese Society for Stem Cell Research and Cell Therapies (SPCE-TC).
José Belo has a PhD in Biomedicine by the Porto University, Portugal, having conducted his PhD research at HHMI/UCLA, USA. Prior to joining CEDOC|NMS in 2013, he started as an independent PI at Gulbenkian Institute of Science (IGC/FCG) in 1999 and in 2003 moved to University of Algarve as an Associate Professor.
He has developed seminal work in the establishment of the A-P and L-R body axis of the vertebrate embryo. He pioneered the role of Cerl2/DAND5 in the control of Nodal signaling.
Currently he focuses in the study of myocardium and coronary vasculature development, organogenesis and function.
José Belo aims to understand the etiology and treatment of Cardio-Vascular Disease, from a Developmental Biology, Genetics and physiology perspective, with Regenerative Medicine purposes.