Dr Eulashini Chuntharpursat-Bon

Dr Eulashini Chuntharpursat-Bon

Profile

I obtained my undergraduate (chemistry, applied chemistry, biochemistry) and postgraduate degrees (biochemistry) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. I worked as a researcher in the Structural Biology Unit at the University of Cape Town, South Africa before moving onto a PhD position at the European Molecular Biology Laboratoriess in Heidelberg, Germany and later at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund, Germany. 

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the research group of Professor David Beech and the LICAMM Action Group Lead for Equality and Inclusion.

Responsibilities

  • LICAMM Action Group Lead for Equality and Inclusion

Research interests

My research focusses on how the endothelial cells lining the inside of blood vessels sense blood flow. The shear forces generated by blood flow drive a number of biological processes including vascular development and vessel function. Misregulation of the shear stress signalling in flow-sensing cells is implicated in vascular diseases. I use advanced fluorescence imaging techniques to track the key proteins involved in shear stress responses and study their activity, localisation and interactions with other proteins.   

Qualifications

  • Ph.D.
  • M.Sc.
  • B.Sc. (Hons)
  • B.Sc

Student education

I lecture on the BHF 4 Year PhD Programme. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
  • Discovery and Translational Science