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Karina Gasbarrino

Doctoral student
Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifespan Program

"Karina Gasbarrino is a genuine superstar," says her supervisor, Dr. Stella Daskalopoulou. With a CIHR studentship to pursue her degree in Experimental Medicine, Karina is investigating the role of adiponectin (an adipose tissue secreted protein) in carotid atherosclerotic plaque instability. Her motivation has led to two first-author publications and several first-author manuscripts now under revision or in preparation. She presented her work orally this year and in poster format in previous years at one of the largest international gatherings in the field of cardiovascular medicine: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.