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Ms. Margaret MacDonald

Best Technician in the World

Margaret has been a technician at various institutions across Glasgow for over 20 years now, being primarily involved in teaching and research. Margaret joined the McCarron group approximately 2 years ago and has become an essential group member, ensuring the smooth running of the laboratory. Margaret was recently nominated and voted the “Best Technician” and “Best Teacher – Gaelic” by the McCarron group.


Margaret loves socialising and spending time outdoors, especially on her farm on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland.



Zhang, X, Buckley, C, Lee, MD, MacDonald, M, Wilson, C, McCarron, JG 2024, 'Increased TRPV4 channel expression enhances and impairs blood vessel function in hypertension'. Biorxiv.

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Wilson, C, Zhang, X, Lee, MD, MacDonald, M, Heathcote, HR, Alorfi, NMN, Buckley, C, Dolan, S, McCarron, JG  2019, 'Disrupted endothelial cell heterogeneity and network organization impair vascular function in prediabetic obesity'. Metabolism. DOI: 10.1016/j.metabol.2020.154340


Martin, TP, Robinson, E, Harvey, AP, MacDonald, M, Grieve, DJ, Paul, A and Currie, S, 2012. Surgical optimization and characterization of a minimally invasive aortic banding procedure to induce cardiac hypertrophy in mice. Experimental physiology, 97(7), pp.822-832. DOI: 10.1113/expphysiol.2012.065573

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