Angela Summers

Angela Summers

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Research interests

I have been working as a post doctoral scientist to lead the research into complications of peritoneal dialysis. I have  developed a programme of research to investigate the serious condition of Encapsulating peritoneal Sclerosis a rare but severe complication of peritoneal dialysis.  I have initiated an international collaborations to try to identify genetic susceptibility factors in humans to this disease which may in the future influence their clinical management. Recently I have focussed on the molecular mechanisms of peritoneal injury of particular interest is cytokines and growth factors and their impact on the peritoneum in terms of fibrosis and vascular damage.   I have been an invited speaker at several National and International meetings and have presented >50 abstracts and also 15 peer reviewed publications in this field.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) PhD

My collaborations

Dr Sarah Herrick

Professor Paul Brenchley

Louise Walkin (PhD student)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

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