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 were funded and collaborations we have established... 

Our group

click on a photo to read more about our team's members...

Prof. John McCarron
The Boss
Dr Helen R. Heathcote
Research Associate
biology, microscopes, endothelium
Dr Charlotte Buckley
Research Associate
optics, imaging, endothelium
Manuela Ratnayake
PhD Student
endothelium, inhibition, engineering
Dr Calum Wilson
Research Fellow
endothelium, calcium, engineering
Dr Xun Zhang
Research Associate
ROS, endothelium, biology
Dr Matthew Lee
Research Associate
endothelium, heterogeneity, calcium
Mdme Mags MacDonald
Best technician in the world
technical expertise, teaching, husbandry 

Please follow this link to see the professional recognition that members of the lab have acquired.

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

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