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Javier Barallobre-Barreiro is a Molecular Biologist by training and the main focus of his research is the biology of cardiac extracellular matrix. Javier joined King’s in 2011 as a Postdoctoral Researcher. He improved the available strategies to study the cardiovascular extracellular matrix and investigated the role of extracellular matrix protein fragmentation in cardiac disease. In 2016 he was awarded a Career Establishment Fellowship at King’s, and in 2019 he obtained a British Heart Foundation Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellowship, focused on the investigation of the roles of extracellular matrix remodelling in heart failure using preclinical models and clinical samples.