Dr. Marcelo González studied Biochemistry at the Universidad de Concepción, Chile, and has a Doctoral degree in Physiological Sciences from the Universidad Católica de Chile. From 2009 he has been working at the Universidad de Concepción, first in the Department of Physiology and now in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. His research interest include the description of placental vascular regulation mechanisms, both in physiological conditions and in pregnancy diseases such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. In his laboratory, scientists use different methods of cellular biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and vascular reactivity to elucidate the mechanisms of vascular regulation from the molecular interactions to organ function. Recently, his work has focused on the study of potassium channel regulation and its interaction with nitric oxide signaling in the human placenta, to determine the potential alterations of these mechanisms in gestational diabetes. He has published 32 articles in WOS journals and 4 book chapters.