Leticia Urbano Cardoso de Castro
Role: PhD researcher
Research Interest: bioinformatics, cell biology, imaging
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
After completing my Master’s degree in Biological Engineering at the Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS), I was very happy to be accepted as PhD candidate at Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, within the PM-KIDNEY consortium. I'm particularly fascinated by exploring how pollution contributes to premature kidney aging.
I'm passionate about my work for its potential to uncover crucial insights into the impact of environmental factors, particularly pollution, on premature kidney aging. The opportunity to contribute to this field and potentially make a difference in improving kidney health is what truly drives my enthusiasm. What I like about my work is learning from excellent researchers and improving my knowledge, which would give me the ability to be in a good position to undertake a challenging task with substantial duty in the related areas. My motivation is to understand the mechanism of the adverse effects of PM2.5 on the kidneys, which could benefit people by revising current air-quality guidelines and regulatory limits as a strategy to decrease healthcare costs and promote healthy renal aging.