Joana Almaça, PhD

Dr. Almaça is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She trained as an electrophysiologist in Portugal and Germany. Dr. Almaça’s current research focuses on the vasculature of the islet. In her work, Dr. Almaça is testing the hypothesis that microvascular dysfunction in the islet leads to a disturbance of hormone secretion, to glucose intolerance, and eventually to diabetes.