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Livius D Uscio


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Zurich Heart House
Switzerland

Biography

Livius d 'Uscio studied pharmacology in Bern from 1988 to 1994 before becoming a member of the cardiovascular research group of cardiology at the Bernese Insel Hospital. During this time, he made significant contributions to the understanding of peptides such as endothelin and angiotensin II for the regulation of blood vessel contraction and dilation as well as the pathogenesis of hypertension. He submitted his thesis to the University of Bern as a doctoral thesis in the field of pharmacology and was awarded the prize of the University of Bern for the best doctoral thesis of the year. In 1997, Livius d'Uscio moved to the University of Zurich to continue his research at the Institute of Physiology. Many of his research on the endothelium-dependent regulation of resistance vessels and their alteration by hypertension and hypercholesterolemia has been published in peer-reviewed journals. In 1999, Dr. d'Uscio as a Research Follow-up to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where he worked in the Laboratory for Vascular Molecular Biology of Prof. Zvonimir Katusic and today works as Associate Professor of Anaesthesiology and Professional Associate Research. His research on the function of GTP cyclohydrolase I and tetrahydrobiopterin in the vascular wall as well as his research projects on the alteration of the vascular tetrahydrobiopterin metabolism in cardiovascular diseases is continued by Prof. Livius d'Uscio at the Mayo Clinic.

Research Interest

Focused on cardiovascular research.

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