June 22, 2020

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Kinesiology postdoctoral fellow joins Medical Center faculty

Thales C. Barbosa, Ph.D.

Portrait of Dr. Thales C. Barbosa

Dr. Thales C. Barbosa, recently a postdoctoral fellow in the Human Neural Cardiovascular Control Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, at the University of Texas at Arlington, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in physiology and biophysics.

Barbosa received his B.B.S. in scientific research in physiology and pharmacology in 2010, his M.S. in cardiovascular sciences in 2013 and his Ph.D. in cardiovascular sciences in 2016 from Fluminense Federal University, Brazil. He then had his postdoctoral fellowship from 2016-20.

An active member of the American Physiological Society and a trainee member of the American Heart Association, Barbosa is the author or coauthor of 26 articles published in peer-reviewed journals. He has given one invited presentation at UMMC and has contributed to 53 abstracts and conference presentations internationally. He also serves as a manuscript peer reviewer for the American Journal of Physiology, the Journal of Applied Physiology and Experimental Physiology.

Barbosa’s primary research goal is to understand the mechanisms regulating the cardiovascular system in human health and disease at rest and during exercise and other stressors, aiming at identifying alterations that occur in pathological conditions and assist in the development of interventions to prevent adverse events and improve quality of life.