Dr Fraser Macrae

Dr Fraser Macrae


I completed my undergraduate medical sciences degree (BSc hons) at the University of Leeds graduating in 2011. Following this, I began working in the lab of Professor Robert Ariëns in the school of medicine  in Leeds as a research assistant exploring the roles of the fibrin clot in abdominal aortic aneurysm development and progression. In 2012 I began a part-time PhD along side my research assistant position, focussing on the role of fibrin clots in cardiovascular disease and infection. In 2019 I was awarded a Sir Henry Wellcome Fellowship from the Wellcome trust to explore the role of fibrin films in infection and wound healing.


  • BSc (Hons)
  • PhD

Professional memberships

  • International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
  • British Society for Haemostasis and Thrombosis

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
  • Cardiometabolic
  • Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Research Centre
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