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Dr Philip Langton

Dr Philip Langton

Dr Philip Langton
B.Sc., Ph.D.(Lanc.)

Senior Teaching Fellow in Physiology

Area of research

Regulation of the contraction of the muscular walls of small arteries

Office D11
Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 2296

Research summary

Funded by the British Heart Foundation, my laboratory conducts research on the physiology of small arterial blood vessels. We use a wide number of techniques to investigate, at the molecular, cellular and intact tissue levels, how the contraction of the muscular walls of small arteries is regulated.

In health, our cardiovascular system manages a Herculean task; supplying the tissues of the body with arterial blood and returning venous and lymphatic drainage to the heart. The muscular wall of small arteries exists in a state of partial contraction, from which it can relax or contract further in order to alter the ...

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Biography

My teaching is either in year one of the medical programme or year three of the Physiological Sciences programme.

I am responsible for the Concepts and Techniques Element; a collaborative block of year three teaching that is shared between the departments of Anatomy and Physiology.

I organise and teach on a separate element of year three teaching, 'The cardiovascular system in health and disease'.

I currently coordinate the Undergraduate Ambassador's Scheme that provides year three students with an alternative to lab-based research projects, placing them in local secondary schools where they obtain first hand experience of teaching as well ...

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