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Research interests

My research interests involve identifying how cellular calcium buffers modulate the systolic calcium transient. For the heart to contract calcium increases inside the cardiac myocyte. However, most of the calcium that is added to the cell to produce this contraction is bound to buffers. Currently there is some uncertainty as to the role played by these calcium buffers in regulating the contraction of the cardiac myocytes. By measuring the calcium concentration inside these cells, I am currently examining which components of the cell act as calcium buffers and am investigating their role in shaping the changes of calcium inside the cardiac myocytes.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Physiological Society

Biophysical Society


  • 2003: BSc (Hons) First Class. University of Manchester, UK. Pharmacology with Industrial Experience (undertaken at Boehringer-Ingelheim, Biberach, Germany)
  • 2007: PhD. University of Manchester, UK.  "Channels and Transporters in Human Stem Cells"

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute


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