School of Biosciences and Medicine

Section of Cardiovascular Sciences

Learn more about the highly multidisciplinary and collaborative Section of Cardiovascular Sciences.

Our research encompasses a wide range of overarching disciplines and expertise, including:

  • Pharmacology
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Genetics
  • Epigenetics
  • Genomics
  • Metabolomics
  • Transgenic animal models
  • Physiology
  • Drug development
  • Clinical intervention studies

Current research interests

  • The regulation of blood coagulation and the role the coagulation factors play in normal physiology and pathophysiology of disease
  • Gene therapy approaches for cardiovascular disease
  • Electrophysiological, structural and molecular mechanisms of cardiac disease
  • The mechanisms mediating cardiac arrhythmias
  • The role that cardiac fibroblasts play in heart physiology and pathology
  • Harnessing the cell/material interactions for the design of tissue engineering solutions
  • The role of calcium dependent signalling in the regulation of bladder function
  • The role of inflammatory mediators and oxidative stress in bladder ageing and pathology

People in the Section of Cardiovascular Sciences

Section lead

Name Role
Professor John McVey Professor of Cardiovascular Biology

Section members

Name Role
Dr Patrizia Camelliti Lecturer in Cardiovascular Biology
Dr Paola Campagnolo Lecturer in Molecular Cardiovascular Sciences
Dr Rita Jabr Senior Lecturer in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Dr Changhao Wu Senior Lecturer in Cell Physiology