Cardiovascular Science

Research groups

The following School research groups operate within the theme of Cardiovascular Science:


Our key objectives are to advance fundamental understanding of cardiovascular biology, and translate these findings into novel therapies for patients affected by major cardiovascular diseases. We achieve this through integrated, complementary and state-of-the art approaches that underpin our major research programmes, and by providing exceptional training for future generations of researchers.

The Cardiovascular Research teams conduct world-leading research into the fundamental biology of the cardiovascular system, and mechanisms of disease affecting the cardiovascular system. These fields are fully integrated in each of the 4 main areas of cardiovascular research activity in the School: CNS control of hypertension; Ion channels and cardiac function; Platelet biology; and Microcirculation.

Underpinning this research is a major focus on integrative physiology at the cell and whole systems level, combined with state-of-the-art imaging, molecular, viral and transgenic manipulations, and mathematical modelling approaches. We translate these advances in understanding into new device and pharmacological therapies in partnership with the academic, clinical and industrial sectors.

Our research outputs are consistently recognised on an international level, and our researchers play leading roles in the physiology and cardiovascular communities. We provide outstanding training for basic science and clinical researchers through PhD, post-doctoral and fellowship schemes, exposing these researchers to the full range of complementary and collaborative activities across the university and through our network of partners.

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