About Us

Our research group is based within the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. Our research primarily focuses on calcium signalling in the vascular endothelium and understanding how changes in the way this vital layer of cells communicates with the underlying smooth muscle to regulate vascular function. This is of particular interest as this communication breaks down during disease states such as hypertension and diabetes.

Our group is composed of individuals with backgrounds ranging from physics and engineering to the biosciences, allowing us to take a wide-ranging multi disciplinary approach to our work which has been deservedly rewarded with a number of prizes and awards. 

 

Click the links below to learn more about our group, prizes we have been awarded, how we are funded and collaborations we have established... 

Click below to read more about our team's members...

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Dr Calum Wilson
Research Fellow
endothelium, calcium, engineering
Dr Charlotte Buckley
Research Associate
optics, imaging, endothelium
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Dr Xun Zhang
Research Associate
ROS, endothelium, biology
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Dr Matthew D. Lee
Research Associate
endothelium, heterogeneity, calcium
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Mdme Mags MacDonald
Best technician in the world
technical expertise, teaching, husbandry 
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Dr Helen R. Heathcote
Research Associate
biology, microscopes, endothelium
Manuela Ratnayake
PhD Student
endothelium, inhibition, engineering
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Click here to see the professional recognition that members of the lab have achieved.

 

We are fortunate to be the recipients of grants form a number of different funding bodies. Click here to find out more about who funds our research, and which projects they are funding.