Discovery and Translational Science Department
- Group summary: Our internationally recognised researchers perform high-calibre basic and translational studies in a number of areas, including in ion channels, endothelial biology, thrombosis, inflammation and developmental biology.
What we do
DTSD performs high-calibre basic and translational studies. Our research endeavours are delivered through the integration of our internationally recognised expertise in ion channels, endothelial biology, thrombosis, inflammation and developmental biology.
We are supported by research councils, the National Institute for Health Research and major research charities including multiple Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards, the Medical Research Council and British Heart Foundation Programme Awards, Chairs and Intermediate Fellowships. Our research aims to strengthen interactions between molecular and structural biology, chemistry and physics to solve medical problems in order to deliver new diagnostic and therapeutic opportunities that will change patients' lives.
Our research-intensive environment allows the DTSD to deliver the highest quality teaching in cardiometabolic science for undergraduate and post-graduate programmes. We provide a varied research programme for our students, including a BHF Doctoral Training Programme and an International PhD Academy, to create a thriving training environment for the development of the next generation of scientists.
By delivering ground-breaking, innovative and transformational teaching and research, we aim to shift paradigms in our understanding of diabetic cardiometabolic and vascular disease.
Who we are
Professor Robert Ariëns
Professor Robert Ariëns - Professor of Vascular Biology & Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator
Professor David Beech - Professor of Cardiovascular Science & Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator
Professor Mark Kearney - BHF Professor of Cardiovascular & Diabetes Research
Professor Ann Morgan – Professor of Rheumatology
Professor Khalid Naseem – Professor of Cardiovascular Biology
Professor Helen Philippou - Professor of Translational Vascular Medicine
Professor Helen Picton - Professor of Reproduction & Early Development
Dr Mark Drinkhill - Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Studies
Dr David Miller - Reader in Reproduction & Early Development
Dr Richard Pease - Principal Research Fellow
Dr Sikha Saha - Associate Professor of Cardiovascular & Cerebrovascular Medicine
Dr Neil Turner - Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Dr Stephen Wheatcroft - Senior Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology
Dr Marc Bailey - Hon NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Vascular Surgery, UAF & BHF Intermediate Fellow
Dr Robin Bon - Lecturer in Cardiovascular Chemistry
Dr Richard Cubbon - Senior Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology, UAF & BHF Intermediate Fellow
Dr Karen Forbes - Lecturer in Molecular Genetics & MRC New Investigator
Dr Niamh Forde - University Academic Fellow
Dr John Huntriss - Lecturer in Reproduction & Early Development
Dr Azhar Maqbool - Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine
Dr Lynn McKeown - University Academic Fellow
Dr Paul Meakin - BHF Intermediate Fellow and University Academic Fellow
Dr Lee Roberts - Diabetes UK RD Lawrence Fellow & University Academic Fellow
Dr Jian Shi - BHF Intermediate Fellow & University Academic Fellow
Dr Kerrie Smith - University Academic Fellow
Dr Piruthivi Sukumar - University Academic Fellow
Dr Nadira Yuldasheva - Senior Scientific Officer