Dr. Armando received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and postdoctoral training at the University of London, UK, and the National Institute of Health, USA. She held a Senior Investigator position in the National Research Council of Argentina before moving permanently to the US.
Dr. Armando has considerable expertise the physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry of the stress response and in central and peripheral mechanisms of regulation of blood pressure and renal function, in particular, the role of the renal dopaminergic system which has been her primary research interest for several years.
Dr. Armando has authored more than 130 original papers in high quality journals and about 15 reviews and book chapters. Her research and contributions have been recognized by a number of awards including several national and international grants, and memberships in Advisory Boards and Organizing Committees of several international scientific meetings.
Her currently NIH funded projects include the determination of the role of dopamine receptors in the regulation of renal inflammation and injury and the molecular mechanisms causing salt sensitivity.