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Vascular Biology & Inflammation


Our Vascular Biology & Inflammation Section is headed by Professor Susan Brain and based in Franklin-Wilkins Building at the Waterloo campus.

The Section is comprised of basic and clinical scientists who use molecular biology, physiological and pharmacological techniques to elucidate cardiovascular mechanisms in studies incorporating cell biology, integrative whole organism biology and clinical research. 

Our main focus is on identifying endogenous humoral, metabolic and oxidative systems that are important in vascular biology. This includes pathophysiological processes that occur in atherosclerosis, diabetes and kidney failure, hypertension and heart failure, stroke, reproduction, arthritis, peripheral inflammation and aging. We aim to identify novel mechanisms that we can then translate into improved treatments.  

We are a diverse and vibrant group or researchers, comprising basic scientists and clinicians, that focusses on research from bench to bedside

Professor Susan Brain


Our research groups

See below for a list of all the research groups within our Section.

Other senior scientists carrying out research aligned with the group are Dr Kalwant Authi (Honorary Senior Lecturer); Dr Paul Fraser (Senior Lecture and Programme Lead MSc Cardiovascular Research), Dr Chris Floyd (Clinical Lecturer) and Dr Manasi Nandi (Senior Lecturer, affiliated; primary School is Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences).

lab bench



Translational Research incorporating the link between pre-clinical and clinical research

Defined oxygen laboratory; cell biology techniques

integrative biology facilities; clinical research