Maria-Christina Zennaro is INSERM Research Director, head of team 14 “Genetic mechanisms of aldosterone related disorders” at the Paris Cardiovascular Research Center and associated investigator at the Genetics Department of the European Hospital Georges Pompidou in Paris (France).
She received her MD and board certification in Endocrinology at the University of Padova (Italy) and completed her PhD in Molecular Endocrinology at the University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris (France). Her research team has developed a genome-wide strategy to explore the genetics and genomics of pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1 and primary aldosteronism, in order to generate knowledge translatable to patient’s care. She is principal investigator of the PHA1.NET network at the laboratory of genetics at HEGP, which is the French referral center for the genetic diagnosis of the disease. She is coordinator of an ANR-DFG funded French-German research network on the genetics of primary aldosteronism and coordinator of the EU H2020 funded program ENS@T-HT. Her team has recently been appointed by the Fondation pour la recherché médicale as FRM Team.
Maria-Christina Zennaro has been awarded for her work by the Italian Societies of Internal Medicine, Hypertension, Endocrinology, the French Society of Nephrology and the International Aldosterone Conference. She is head of the APA working group of the European Network for the Study of Adrenal Tumors (ENS@T), president of the European Section of Aldosterone council (ESAC)-France, member of the Executive Committee of the International Aldosterone Conference, working group leader of the European COST action ADMIRE and member of the European Society of Hypertension - Centre of Excellence for Hypertension at HEGP-Paris. She has been invited as 15th Richard Underwood Memorial Visiting Professor at the University of Harvard in 2014.
She serves a reviewer for multiple national and international funding organizations and journals and is member of the Editorial Board of the journal Endocrinology.