Autophagy regulates endothelial dysfunction and hepatic fibrosis development

Maria Ruart

IDIBAPS-Hospital Clínic

Since I did internships at the Barcelona Science Park to develop my research project on diabetes, I am interested in health sciences. For this reason, I graduated in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Barcelona where I began my academic career. I continued my studies with a Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological Industry at Pompeu Fabra University through which I was able to do internships at Laboratorios Ordesa, SL at the Barcelona Science Park.I then started my predoctoral studies in the Hepatic Hemodynamics and Portal Hypertension group at IDIBAPS where I have been working for two years.


Background: Endothelial dysfunction (ED), one of the first changes occurring after liver injury, precedes hepatic fibrosis and regulates hepatic stellate cell (HSC) activation. The regulatory pathways of ED are still not fully... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Maria Ruart (IDIBAPS-Hospital Clínic)
  2. Laia Chavarria (IDIBAPS-Hospital Clínic)
  3. Scott Friedman (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
  4. Genís Campreciós (IDIBAPS-Hospital Clínic)
  5. Jaume Bosch (IDIBAPS-Hospital Clínic)
  6. Joan Carles Garcia Pagán (IDIBAPS-Hospital Clínic)
  7. Virginia Hernández-gea (IDIBAPS-Hospital Clínic)

Topic Area

Liver sinusoidal liver cells in liver disease


OS7 » Session 7 Liver Fibrosis - 2 (11:15 - Friday, 16th June, Aula Maxima, Ground Floor)