Paula Rodriguez-Miguelez

Paula Rodriguez-Miguelez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

(804) 828-1948

813 W Franklin ST (new STEM building 6th floor)


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Clinical Vascular Physiology, Augusta University, GA, 2018
  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Science with International Mention, University of Leon, Spain, 2014
    • International mention completed at Karolinska Institute, Sweden
  • M.Sc. in Innovation in Biomedical Science, University of Leon, Spain, 2011
  • Post Bachelor thesis in Biomedical Science, University of Leon, Spain, 2011
  • B.Sc. in Applied Biomedical Science, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom, 2010
  • B.SC. in Biotechnology, University of Leon, Spain, 2009

Research Interests

Rodriguez’s research interests are focused on understanding the physiological and molecular mechanisms that contribute to the development of vascular dysfunction and exercise intolerance in different populations.

Select Publications

  • Rodriguez-Miguelez P, Ishii H, Seigler N, Crandall R, Thomas J, Forseen C, McKie K, Harris RA. Sildenafil Improves Exercise Capacity in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis: A Proof of Concept Clinical Trial. Ther Adv Chronic Disease. In Press.
  • Rodriguez-Miguelez P, Seigler N, Tucker Ma, Csanyi G, McKie KT, Forseen C, Harris RA. Sildenafil Improves Vascular Endothelial Function in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiology. 2018 Aug 31. 
  • Rodriguez-Miguelez P, Gregg J, Seigler N, Bass L, Thomas J, Pollock J, Sullivan J, Dillard T, Harris RA. Acute Tetrahydropterin Restores Endothelial Function in Patients with COPD. Chest.  2018 Sep; 154(3): 597-606. 
  • Rodriguez-Miguelez P, Erickson M, McCully K, Harris RA. Skeletal Muscle Oxidative Capacity Is Altered in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis. J Physiol. 2017 Mar 1;595(5):1423-1425. 
  • Irimia JM, Guerrero M, Rodriguez-Miguelez P, Cadefau J, Tesch PA, Cusso R, Fernandez-Gonzalo R. Journal of Applied Physiology. Metabolic Adaptations in Skeletal Muscle after 84 days Bed Rest With and Without Concurrent Flywheel Resistance Exercise. J Appl Physiol. 2017 Jan 1;122(1):96-103.

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  • HPEX 353: Disease Trends, Prevention and Control


  • Dr. Lisa Krivickas Clinician Award, 64th ACSM Annual Meeting (Denver, CO), 2017
  • Highlighted Clinical Abstract, 64th ACSM Annual Meeting (Denver, CO), 2017
  • Inaugural Jack Wilmore Legacy Award, 63rd ACSM Annual Meeting (Boston, MA), 2016
  • Finalist Junior Investigator Best Abstract Clinical Research Award, 29th North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (Phoenix, AZ), 2015
  • Award for Excellence in Research by a Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Regents University (Augusta, GA), 2015