Gustavo S. Masson, PhD

Heart and Vascular Center
Brigham and Womens Hospital
Harvard Medical School


Education and Training

• (2003-2008) BSc (Physical Education and Sports; Rio de Janeiro State University – Rio de Janeiro/Brazil)
• (2008-2010) MSc (Cellular and Molecular Biology; Oswaldo Cruz Institute-Rio de Janeiro/Brazil)
• (2010-2014) PhD (Human Physiology; University of Sao Paulo-Sao Paulo/Brazil)
• (2013-2014) Research Associate (Comparative Biomedical Science Department-Louisiana State University)
• (2014-Present) Post-doctoral Research Fellow (Brigham and Womens Hospital-Harvard Medical School)

Research Interest

His research interests include: Heart research.

Scientific Activities


• Amil Prize (2012) – XX Brazilian Hypertension Congress (Sao Paulo/Brazil)
• Travel Grant Award (2010) -Heart Failure European Congress (Berlin/Germany)


Original Investigations

1. Masson GS, Rodrigues TSC, Yshii L, et al. Time-dependent effects of training on cardiovascular control in spontaneously hypertensive rats: role for brain oxidative stress and inflammation and baroreflex sensitivity. PLoS One. 2014; 9(5): 94927. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094927
2. Nair AR, Masson GS, Ebenezer PJ, Del Piero F, Francis J. Role of TLR4 in lipopolysaccharide-induced acute kidney injury: Protection by blueberry. Free Radic Biol Med. 2014; 71: 16-25. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2014.03.012
3. Masson GS, Correa, L, Sanches E, et al. Influence of Supervised Exercise Therapy on Blood Pressure in Patients with cardiovascular disease. SOCER J. 2006; 19: 302-307.
4. Masson GS, Michelini LC. Autonomic dysfunction, sympathetic hyperactivity and the development of end-organ damage in hypertension: Multiple benefits of exercise training. Heart Res Open J. 2015; 2(2): 60-69.

Book Chapters

1. Moraes GS, Oliveira FOR Jr, Masson G, et al. Cellular and Molecular Biology Series. Experimental Methods in protein studies. 1st ed. Rio de Janeiro: Oswaldo Cruz Institute. 2013.