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Rodrigo Barros, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Reviewer

Rodrigo Barros works at the State Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology (IEDE) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He specializes in metabolism, glucose homeostasis, insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus type 2, obesity, estrogen signaling, estrogen receptors, and knockout mouse models of obesity and insulin resistance. He has published and co-authored several original articles and reviews in high-impact journals such as Cell Metabolism, PNAS, PLOSgenetics, TRENDS in Molecular Medicine, and Molecular Psychiatry. He volunteered at the Department of Endocrinology at Michael Reese and Cook County Hospitals, Chicago, IL, where he joined and assisted the diabetes mellitus research group.

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