Professor Montero Barril, David
Dr Montero joined the School of Public Health at the University of Hong Kong in 2020. Following a PhD with leading cardiovascular exercise physiologists in Avignon (France), he received postdoctoral training at the Cardiovascular Research Institute of Maastricht (Netherlands), the Zurich Center for Integrative Human Physiology and the Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital of Zurich (Switzerland). It was in the Alpine country when he consolidated his main scientific tenets with the compelling influence of Prof. Carsten Lundby, a preeminent exponent of the Scandinavian School of Exercise Physiology. In brief, Dr. Montero welcomes challenging questions, specifically those with the potential to arise the necessary intrinsic motivation to be enthusiastically immersed in them. Current research questions converge upon fundamental mechanisms underpinning adaptations in aerobic capacity, one of the strongest performance (endurance) and clinical (all-cause mortality) predictors. Embracing integrative approaches, his laboratory focuses on the interplay of cardiovascular, hematological and metabolic systems at their most relevant point, i.e., at peak work capacity. Exercise is implemented as means to magnify and thereby facilitate the understanding of key intertwined mechanisms of the human body in health and disease. The scope and impact of Dr. Montero’s research can be best appreciated by reading his publications.
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