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Cardiovascular Research


Our Cardiovascular Research Section is headed by Professor Michael Marber and based in the Rayne Institute at the St Thomas’ campus.

We are interested in how the heart and blood vessels sense and then respond to myocardial ischaemia and high blood pressure. In particular our focus is on how these responses become maladaptive and lead to heart failure.

Our ultimate aim is to use our deep understanding of protein structure and activity in the distressed heart and blood vessels to develop protective small molecules.

We are an inquisitive and interdisciplinary group of scientists and clinicians interested in cardiac injury who are actively involved in both research and teaching.

Professor Michael Marber


Our research groups

We have 12 research groups within our Section focusing on biochemical , biophysical, imaging and physiological measurements to understand how proteins, cells and patients respond to high blood pressure and the low blood flow associated with ischaemic heart disease.