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Veronica Paez

Verónica Páez, PhD.

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Research groups: Noncommunicable and Epidemiologically Relevant Chronic Diseases (group leader)

Areas of research: Infectious, immunological and chronic diseases


 Investigacin actual  Current research:  

  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolic and cardiovascular diseases

Estudios  Education and research experience: 

  • 2011 - 2013. Research Assistant Professor. Western University of Health Sciences, Dept. of Pharmacology. California, Estados Unidos.  
  • 2008 - 2010. Research Assistant Professor. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Dept. of Immunology. Virginia, Estados Unidos.  
  • 2004 - 2007. Post-doc Associate. UCLA - Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences. California, Estados Unidos. 
  • 2002 - 2004. Research Assistant Professor. Universidad de Tor Vergata. Roma, Italia.  
  • 2001 - 2002. Post-doc Associate. Universidad de Pensilvania. Estados Unidos. 
  • 1998 - 1999. Research Scientist. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Bruselas, Bélgica.
  • Doctor in Functional and Molecular Biology in the Area of Physiology. Universidade Estadual de Campinas. Brasil.
  • Master in Biological Sciences in the Area of Physiology. Universidade Estadual de Campinas. Brasil.
  • Medicine. Universidad Central del Ecuador.


Cargo actual  Current position: 


  • Principal Investigator at the Center for Research on Health in Latin America.
  • Professor, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.


Publicaciones recientes  Recent publications

  • Paez Espinosa, E. V., Lin, O. A., Karim, Z. A., Alshbool, F. Z., & Khasawneh, F. T. (2019). Mouse transient receptor potential channel type 6 selectively regulates agonist-induced platelet function. Biochemistry and biophysics reports, 20, 100685.
  • Alshbool FZ, Karim ZA, Paez Espinosa EV, Lin OA and Khasawneh FT. (2018). Investigation of a Thromboxane A2 Receptor-Based Vaccine for Managing Thrombogenesis. J. Am. Heart Assoc. 7:e009139. https://doi:10.1161/JAHA.118.009139.
  • Stojakovic, A., Espinosa, E. P., Farhad, O. T., & Lutfy, K. (2017). Effects of nicotine on homeostatic and hedonic components of food intake. The Journal of endocrinology, 235(1), R13–R31.
  • Karim, Z. A., Alshbool, F. Z., Vemana, H. P., Adhami, N., Dhall, S., Espinosa, E. V., Martins-Green, M., & Khasawneh, F. T. (2015). Third-hand Smoke: Impact on Hemostasis and Thrombogenesis. Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology. 66(2), 177–182.
  • Karim, Z. A., Vemana, H. P., Alshbool, F. Z., Lin, O. A., Alshehri, A. M., Javaherizadeh, P., Paez Espinosa, E. V., Khasawneh, F. T. (2015). Characterization of a novel function-blocking antibody targeted against the platelet P2Y1 receptor. Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology, 35(3), 637–644.


  • Revilla, G., Moral, A., Perez, JI., Fuste., Paez Espinosa EV., Corcoy, R., Escolà-Gil, JC Mato, E. (2022). The role of ATP-binding cassette transporter genes in the metastatic process of epithelial thyroid carcinoma with aggressive behavior. In Farooqui A.A, Qureshi M. Z., Sabitaliyevi, U.Y. (Eds.), Unraveling the Complexities of Metastasis: Transition from a Segmented View to a Conceptual Continuum (1st ed. In press). Elsevier. ISBN-13: 978-0128217894, ISBN-10: 0128217898. Role: Collaborator.


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