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Susan  Brain

Professor Susan Brain

Professor of Pharmacology

  • School Lead DDI

Research interests

  • Pharmacology

Biography

Professor Susan Brain is a Professor of Pharmacology. She is Head of the Vascular Biology and Inflammation Section (School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences, Waterloo Campus) and is the lead for Development, Diversity & Inclusion for that School. She is an Honorary Fellow of the British Pharmacology Society, where she has held previous posts as Vice President (Academic Affairs) and chaired the BPS Education and Training Committee. She has held positions on grant committeee, including for the BBSRC. She is a member of the REF2021 committee (UA05).

Her research is into the role of sensory nerves in vascular inflammation, including transient receptor potential activating mechanisms. Studies have involved investigations into the CGRP family of vasoactive peptides, that include in range of cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases. She has recently identified TRPA1 as a vascular cold sensor, the protective cardiovascular activity of a long acting CGRP agonist and that TRPC5 is protective in arthritis.

Professor Brain is qualitified as a Chartered Science Teacher. She teaches Pharmacology, to all levels, specialising in microvasuclar and inflammatory mechanisms; especially those that relate to current and proposed anti-inflammatory drugs.

    News

    Development, Diversity and Inclusion Committee receives award for its work highlighting microaggressions

    The School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine and Sciences (SCMMS) Development, Diversity and Inclusion (DDI) Committee has won a prestigious award for...

    SCMMS DDI animations

    #WomenOfKings - Susan Brain

    Celebrating and elevating King’s women for International Women's Day.

    Professor Susan Brain

    Events

    11JunProfessor Susan Brain analysing samples to determine levels of markers associated with heart failure

    Careful Whisper

    Careful Whisper is a new feminist intervention at Science Gallery London, King's flagship exhibition space, that brings together the expertise of artist and...

    Features

    Professor Sue Brain: the value of my sabbatical and advice for those who want to follow the same path

    Susan Brain is a Professor of Pharmacology in the School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine & Sciences. She recently returned from a two-month...

    Dunedin

      News

      Development, Diversity and Inclusion Committee receives award for its work highlighting microaggressions

      The School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine and Sciences (SCMMS) Development, Diversity and Inclusion (DDI) Committee has won a prestigious award for...

      SCMMS DDI animations

      #WomenOfKings - Susan Brain

      Celebrating and elevating King’s women for International Women's Day.

      Professor Susan Brain

      Events

      11JunProfessor Susan Brain analysing samples to determine levels of markers associated with heart failure

      Careful Whisper

      Careful Whisper is a new feminist intervention at Science Gallery London, King's flagship exhibition space, that brings together the expertise of artist and...

      Features

      Professor Sue Brain: the value of my sabbatical and advice for those who want to follow the same path

      Susan Brain is a Professor of Pharmacology in the School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine & Sciences. She recently returned from a two-month...

      Dunedin