Lucília N. Diogo

Professor Auxiliar Convidado

Generic Bio


Invited Assistant Professor

Participation in Católica Medical School and Coordination of the curricular unit of Pharmacology

Field of Work

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Therapeutic Targets
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
  • Laboratory Animal Science

Professional Activity

  • Invited Assistant Professor in the Integrated Master in Medicine - Católica Medical School (CMS-UCP).
  • Invited Assistant Professor in the Integrated Master in Medicine - NOVA Medical School (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa).
  • Researcher in the Translational Pharmacology Group - Centro de Estudos de Doenças Crónicas (CEDOC).
  • Doctoral Fellow- Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT).
  • Assistant Professor in the Integrated Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences - Departamento de Ciências da Saúde da Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologia.
  • Assistant Professor in Nursing, Radiology, and Pharmacy bachelor’s degrees - Escola Superior de Saúde Ribeiro Sanches (ERISA).
  • Head Pharmacist – Farmácia Avis (Lisboa).


  • 2000 – Pharmaceutical Sciences Degree (PharmD) – Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Coimbra.
  • 2002 - Post-Graduation in Marketing - Instituto Português de Administração e Marketing – IPAM.
  • 2008 – Master Degree in Community Pharmacy (MSc) - Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Lisboa.
  • 2015 – Doctoral Degree in Pharmacology (PhD)- NOVA Medical School | Universidade Nova de Lisboa.  


Portuguese | English

Other Interests

  • Music
  • Reading
  • Cinema / Theater
  • Fine Arts
  • Travel

Papers in International Scientific Periodicals with Referees:

Monteiro LM, Diogo L. Sensitive Skin Syndrome in Portugal – a concise (social and demographic) caracterization of the portuguese reality, IFSCC Mag. 2009; (12) 2: 107-110. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2494.2009.00548_4.x

Diogo L, Papoila AL. Is it possible to characterize objectively Sensitive Skin? Skin Res Technol. 2010; 16: 30-37. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0846.2009.00404.x.

Diogo LN, Pinto P, Bárbara C, Monteiro EC, Papoila AL. Neck circumference and body mass index as independent predictors of hypertension misclassification in patients suspected of obstructive sleep apnea. Blood Press Monit. 2015 Feb;20(1):8-15. doi: 10.1097/MBP.0000000000000080.

Diogo LN and Monteiro EC (2014). The efficacy of antihypertensive drugs in chronic intermittent hypoxia conditions. Front. Physiol. 5:361. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2014.00361.

Sílvia V. Conde, Sacramento JF, Guarino MP, Gonzalez C, Obeso A, Diogo LN, Monteiro EC, and Ribeiro MJ (2014). Carotid body, insulin and metabolic diseases: unraveling the links. Front. Physiol. 5:418. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2014.00418.

Diogo LN, Pereira SA, Nunes AR, Afonso RA, Santos, AI, Monteiro EC. Efficacy of carvedilol in reversing hypertension induced by chronic intermittent hypoxia Eur J Pharmacol. 2015 Aug 17:EJP41853. doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2015.08.019.

Diogo LN, Pinto P, Bárbara C, Papoila AL, Monteiro EC. The association between antihypertensive medication and blood pressure control in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2015;860:201-9. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-18440-1_22.

Lucília N Diogo, Inês V Faustino, Ricardo A Afonso, Sofia A Pereira, Emília C Monteiro, Ana I Santos. Voluntary Oral Administration of Losartan in Rats J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2015;54(5):549-56.

Vera-Cruz P, Rito M, Diogo L, Zagalo C, Dos Santos JM, Monteiro ME. Structure of the rat tracheal mucosa after chronic intermittent hypoxia or chronic hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Histol Histopathol. 2015 Dec 9:11703. [Epub ahead of print].

Alvarez-Martins I, Remédio L, Matias I, Diogo LN, Monteiro EC, Dias S. The impact of chronic intermittent hypoxia on hematopoiesis and the bone marrow microenvironment. Pflugers Arch. 2016 Feb 9. [Epub ahead of print].

Sacramento JF, Ribeiro MJ, Rodrigues T, Matafome P, Diogo LN, Guarino, MP, Seiça R, Monteiro EC and Conde SV. Insulin resistance is associated with distinct regulation of HIF-1α and HIF-2α during chronic intermittent hypoxia. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2016 Mar 15;228:30-38. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2016.03.007.

Daniela Pedroso, Ana R. Nunes, Lucília N. Diogo, Carole Oudot, Emília C. Monteiro, Catherine Brenner and Helena L.A. Vieira. Hippocampal neurogenesis response: what can we expect from two different models of hypertension? Brain Res. 2016 Sep 1;1646:199-206. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2016.05.044. Epub 2016 May 26.

Nádia M. Grilo, M.João Correia, Catarina Sequeira, Shrika G. Harjivan, Umbelina Caixas, Lucília N. Diogo, M.Matilde Marques, Emília C. Monteiro, Alexandra M.M. Antunes, Sofia A. Pereira. Efavirenz biotransformation as an UP-STREAM EVENT of mood changes in HIV-infected patients. Toxicol Lett. 2016 Aug 16. pii: S0378-4274(16)33097-1. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2016.08.009.

Grilo NM, João Correia M, Miranda JP, Cipriano M, Serpa J, Matilde Marques M, Monteiro EC, Antunes AMM, Diogo LN, Pereira SA. Unmasking efavirenz neurotoxicity: Time matters to the underlying mechanisms. Eur J Pharm Sci. 2017 May 6;105:47-54. doi: 10.1016/j.ejps.2017.05.010.

Nuno R. Coelho, Clara G. Dias, M. João Correia, Patrícia Grácio, Jacinta Serpa, Emília C. Monteiro, Lucília N. Diogo, Sofia A. Pereira. “Cysteine oxidative dynamics underlies hypertension and kidney dysfunction induced by chronic intermittent hypoxia: New Directions and Translational Perspectives”. Arterial Chemoreceptors -. Vol. 1071 2018. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-91137-3_10.

Inês C. Figueiredo, Inês Cargaleiro, Stephanie Mueller, Pedro Aguiar, Joana R Batuca, Sofia A. Pereira, Lucilia N. Diogo, Ilinca Ureche-Angelescu, Emilia C Monteiro. Platetet-Lymphocyte ratio as short-term treatment –response predictor in schizophrenia´s relapse. Schizophr Bull. 2019 Apr; 45(Suppl 2): S258–S259. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbz018.425.


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