Claire Ozber

Claire Ozber


I joined the University of Leeds as a Research Technician in November 2015 and I am currently also undertaking a PhD in Cardiovascular Science here at the University of Leeds. I have previously completed a BSc(Hons) in Genetics at the University of Leeds (2013) and an MSc in Molecular Medicine at the University of Sheffield (2014).

I have previously worked on a wide variety of projects including:

The use of C. elegans as a new model organism for studying Malignant Hyperthermia

  • This was my Undergraduate Final Year Project and I have been included within the acknowledgements of subsequent papers as having produced the initial proof of concept data and assisted in setting experimental parameters for the wider project.

Genetic mechanisms of Type 1 von Willebrand Disease

  • This was my Masters project; project still in progress within my old group (University of Sheffield Haemostasis group)

Validating a new genetic model of Alzheimer's Disease (funded by Alzheimer's Society)

  • Further work is currently ongoing within this project

The role of T-Type Calcium channels in regulating vascular smooth muscle proliferation (funded by the British Heart Foundation)

  • Provided technical support to this project including sample genotyping and an assortment of cellular and molecular biology work; further work is currently being undertaken within the Faculty of Biological Sciences here at the University of Leeds

Research interests

I currently work on an assortment of projects within Dr Richard Cubbon's group, as part of Professor Mark Kearney's group. I am currently funded by the British Heart Foundation and the projects I am working on have a common theme of atherosclerosis and vascular dysfunction in obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.


  • PhD Cardiovascular Science (current)
  • MSc Molecular Medicine (2014)
  • BSc(Hons) Genetics (2013)

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
  • Research groups
  • Cardiometabolic
  • Discovery and Translational Science