Dr. Ruchaya obtained his PhD at the University of Bristol where his focus was on identifying the central mechanism increasing autonomic drive in chronic heart failure. After completing his PhD in 2011, Dr. Ruchaya carried out a post-doctoral research associate position at the University of Florida where he continued to focus on the autonomic regulation in other cardiovascular diseases including hypertension and Type-2 Diabetes. In late 2012, Dr. Ruchaya carried out a second post-doctoral research position in Seville, Spain where he broadened his research interests in cardiac development. By 2013, Dr. Ruchaya obtained a Fellowship where he carried out his research interests at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil focusing on autonomic regulation in several cardiovascular diseases including, idiopathic hypertension, secondary hypertension and obesity-induced hypertension. In 2014, Dr. Ruchaya was awarded an international travel fellowship where as lead Principle Investigator he developed a collaboration between the University of Sao Paulo and Queen Mary University, London. During this time, Dr. Ruchaya expanded his interests in regenerative medicine and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Ruchaya returned as a senior post-doctoral researcher at King’s College London where his research focused on the effects of the ageing process on stem cell regeneration in cardiovascular disease. Currently, Dr. Ruchaya holds a position at the University of Surrey as Lecturer in Cellular and Molecular Sciences where he is based at the pre-clinical department of the Veterinary School of Medicine, Manor Park Campus. His laboratory focuses on the next generation therapies for cardiac regeneration.
Students and collaborators with interests in this research area are welcome to contact Dr. Ruchaya, e;firstname.lastname@example.org, t; +44 1483 688970
University roles and responsibilities
- Module Lead; VMS1003; Structure and Function 1: Cells and Genes in Context
- Committee Member: NASPA
- Committee Member: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion