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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Fernanda Priviero

Title: Research Associate Professor
Department: Cardiovascular Translational Research Center Cell Biology and Anatomy
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-216-3901
Office: 6311 Garners Ferry Rd – Building 1 – Room E11
Headshot of Frenanda Priviero

Experience and Education

  • Research Associate Professor, University of South Carolina – 2020-Present
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Augusta University, 2018 - 2020
  • Professor, Universidade São Francisco, Bragança Paulista, Brazil, 2011 - 2018
  • Postdoc, Physical Activity and Health, UNESP/Rio Claro, Brazil, 2007 - 2010
  • Postdoc, Physiology, Medical College of Georgia, 2006 - 2007
  • Ph.D., Pharmacology, UNICAMP, Brazil, 2002 - 2006
  • MS, Physical Activity and Health, UNESP/Rio Claro, Brazil, 2000 - 2002
  • BS, Physical Education, UNESP/Rio Claro, Brazil, 1996 - 2000

Selected Publications 

  1. Cicalese SM, da Silva JF, Priviero F, Webb RC, Eguchi S, Tostes RC. (2021) Vascular Stress Signaling in Hypertension. Circ. Res., 128(7):969-992.
  2. Priviero F, Calmasini FB, Dela Justina V, McCarthy C, Wenceslau C, Webb RC. (2021) Macrophage-specific Toll like receptor 9 (TLR9) causes corpus cavernosum dysfunction in mice fed a high fat diet. J. Sex. Med,  18(4):723-731.
  3. Priviero F, Webb RC (2021) Biology of Iatrogenic Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women Survivors of Cancer. Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations,  S1078-1439(21)00017-X.
  4. Dela Justina V, Giachini FR, Priviero FB, Webb RC. (2020) Double-stranded RNA and Toll-like receptor activation: a novel mechanism for blood pressure regulation. Clin Sci, 134(2):303-313.
  5. Tomazini Gonçalves, T, Lazaro CM, De Mateo FG, Campos MB, Mezencio JG, Oliveira PC, Claudino MA, Priviero FB. (2018) Effects of glucosyl-hesperidin and physical training on body weight, plasma lipids, oxidative status and vascular reactivity of rats fed with high-fat diet. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes, 11: 321-332.


  1. Pharmacology of the Gastrointestinal Tract; Health Science Program
  2. Enzymology; Health Science Program
  3. Cellular Assays Applied to Research in Health Science; Health Science Program
  4. Pharmacology in Palliative Care; Medical College
  5. Biochemistry; Medical College

Honors and Awards

  • 2010 – Young Scientist Travel Award - ASPET
  • 2020 – New Investigator Travel Award – AHA – Council on Hypertension
  • 2007-2010 - Postdoctoral Fellowship (FAPESP/Brazil)
  • 2010 – 2012 Research Grant (CNPq/Brazil)
  • 2013 – 2015 Research Grant (FAPESP/Brazil)

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