Thiago Bruder do Nascimento, PhD

Thiago Bruder do Nascimento, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Center for Pediatric Research in Obesity and Metabolism (CPROM)

Scholar, Richard King Mellon Institute for Pediatric Research, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Member, Vascular Medicine Institute


  • PhD, Pharmacology, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Visiting Scholar, Kidney Research Centre, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Visiting Scholar, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, New York, N.Y
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Vascular Biology Center, Augusta University, Augusta, Ga.

Research Interests

Thiago Bruder do Nascimento, PhD, joined the Center for Pediatric Research in Obesity and Metabolism (CPROM), Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, as a tenure-track assistant professor in 2019. He is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms whereby metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and lipodystrophy, lead to cardiovascular disease. More specifically, he is interested in determining the contribution of hormones secreted by adipose tissue (adipokines) to vascular biology and genesis of hypertension.

Dr. Bruder has extensive training in vascular biology, focusing on reactive oxygen species and vascular inflammation. A major focus of his research is to understand how inflammatory response leads to cardiovascular diseases associated with metabolic diseases. As part of CPROM, his goal is to conduct a close collaboration with physicians and involve an integrative approach consisting of a wide range of physiological, pharmacological and molecular methods, and involving genetically engineered mouse models of disease.

Dr. Bruder’s research is funded by American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Institutes of Health through a K99/R00 grant that seeks to understand the cardiovascular and metabolic functions in different metabolic disorders. His work has resulted in several peer-reviewed publications and awards from American Physiological Society and AHA.

View Dr. Bruder's full list of publications from PubMed.

View Dr. Bruder’s lab website.