Athena Swan Gold Award

Section of Cardiovascular Sciences

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

Our research

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.

Meet the team

Section lead

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Dr Paola Campagnolo

Senior Lecturer in Molecular Cardiovascular Sciences

Section members

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Dr Sarah Bailey

Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching, Senior Lecturer in Physiology

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Dr Patrizia Camelliti

Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Molecular Science

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Dr Mark Crabtree

Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Biochemistry

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Dr Penny Lympany

Lecturer - Toxicology/Pharmacology

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Dr Salvatore Santamaria

Lecturer in Cardiovascular Science

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Dr Sarah Trinder

Director of Learning & Teaching - School of Biosciences, Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology

Professor Changhao Wu

Professor in Cell Physiology