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Principal investigators in this theme:

Name: Professor Margaret Ashcroft
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: m.ashcroft@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular cell biology
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/ashcroft/
Themes: Cancer, Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Martin Bennett
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine)
Email: mrb24@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Regulation of vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation and apoptosis
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/bennett/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor John Bradley
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: jrb1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Regulation and function of death receptors in the microvasculature; factors influencing access to treatment and outcomes for patients with chronic kidney disease
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/bradley/
Themes: Cancer, Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Infection and Immunity
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Clare Bryant
Department: Department of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Email: ceb27@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Pattern Recognition Receptor signalling in inflammatory and infectious disease
Website: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/ceb27%40cam.ac.uk
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome
Name: Dr Stephen Burgess
Department: MRC Biostatistics Unit
Email: sb452@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genetics and causality
Website: https://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/people/in-alphabetical-order/a-to-g/stephe...
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Murray Clarke
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine)
Email: mchc2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Novel mechanisms that induce vascular inflammation; particularly IL-1 family members and inflammasomes
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/clarke/
Themes: Cancer, Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor John Danesh
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: johndaneshpa@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular and genetic epidemiology of coronary heart disease
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/ceu-group/ceu-senior-academic-staff/pro...
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Anthony Davenport
Department: Department of Medicine (EMIT)
Email: apd10@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Role of G-protein coupled receptors in the human cardiovascular system and changes in signalling pathways in disease. Discovery of biased apelin receptor agonists.  Publications: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2096-3117
Website: https://www.cardiovascular.cam.ac.uk/directory/adavenport/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr James Fraser
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: jaf21@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Combining computer modelling and experimental work to investigate the relationship between membrane potential cell volume and intracellular ion concentrations in normal and arrhythmic hearts
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/fraser/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Dino Giussani
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: dag26@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Hypoxia and developmental origins of cardiovascular health and disease
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/giussani
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jane Goodall
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine)
Email: jcg23@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Sensing of chlamydia infection and cellular stress. Role of ER stress in inflammation and cardiovascular disease
Website: https://www.immunology.cam.ac.uk/Networkdirectory/jcg23@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Andrew Grace
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: aag1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cellular Genetics of Arrhythmia
Website: https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/research/grace
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Jules Griffin
Department: Department of Biochemistry (Cambridge Systems Biology Centre)
Email: j.l.griffin@bioc.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Development of NMR spectroscopy mass spectrometry and pattern recognition techniques for metabolomics
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/griffin.html
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Chris Huang
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: clh11@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Calcium and cellular activation processes in skeletal and cardiac muscle including mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmogenesis
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/huang/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor James Huntington
Department: Department of Haematology (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: jah52@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Basic and translational research into thrombosis, haemophilia and antitrypsin deficiency
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-jim-huntington
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Helle Jorgensen
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine)
Email: hfj22@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epigenetic regulation in cardiovascular development and disease
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/jorgensen/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Thomas Krieg
Department: Department of Medicine( EMIT)
Email: tk382@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Ischaemia/reperfusion injury, heart attack, heart failure, and stroke
Website: https://www.cardiovascular.cam.ac.uk/directory/tkrieg
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Claudia Langenberg
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: claudia.langenberg@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epidemiology of diabetes and cardiovascular complications
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-areas/aetiology-of-diabetes
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Wei Li
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: wl225@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular basis of TGFß/BMP signalling in cardiovascular diseases
Website: https://www.cardiovascular.cam.ac.uk/directory/wli
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Xuan Li
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: xl315@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Microtubule-dependent mechanism in regulating inflammatory diseases
Website: https://www.cardiovascular.cam.ac.uk/directory/xuan-li
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Ziad Mallatt
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine)
Email: zm255@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: The roles of innate and adaptive immunity in the development and progression of vascular diseases (atherosclerosis and vascular aneurysm) and response to post-ischemic injury
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/mallat/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Nick Morrell
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Respiratory Medicine)
Email: nwm23@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The molecular pathology of primary pulmonary hypertension
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/morrell/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Michael Murphy
Department: MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Email: michael.murphy@mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Targeting molecules to mitochondria mitochondrial radical production thiol redox state and redox signalling
Website: http://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/people/mike-murphy
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Andrew Murray
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ajm267@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mitochondrial physiology in health and disease
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/andrew-murray
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Meritxell Nus
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: mn421@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Atherosclerosis, B and T cells, diet, gut microbiota.
Website: https://www.cardiovascular.cam.ac.uk/directory/meritxell-nus
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Stephen O'Rahilly
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: so104@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: The endocrine control of metabolism in health and disease
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/hod/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Willem Ouwehand
Department: Department of Haematology (Transfusion Medicine)
Email: who1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Gene sequence variation in human platelets and atherothrombosis
Website: http://www.haem.cam.ac.uk/staff/senior-staff/professor-willem-h-ouwehand
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Susan Ozanne
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: seo10@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Early life programming of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases
Website: https://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/susan-oza...
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Chris Rodgers
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre)
Email: ctr28@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Ultra-high field (7T) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS)
Website: https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?ctr28
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr James Rudd
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine)
Email: jhfr2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Non-invasive imaging can quantify and track inflammation in human and animal vascular disease
Website: http://www.cambridgecancercentre.org.uk/users/jhfrudd
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Medical Imaging
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ans48@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Placental development and function and its relevance for pregnancy success and life-long health
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/amanda-sferruzzi-perri
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Sanjay Sinha
Department: Deparment of Medicine
Email: ss661@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cardiovascular disease modelling and regenerative medicine
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/sinha
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Molecules and Cells
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Sanjay Sinha
Department: Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
Email: ss661@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cardiovascular stem cell and regenerative medicine
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/sinha
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Nicole Soranzo
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: ns6@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Human complex traits
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/soranzo-group
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Charlotte Summers
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: cs493@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neutrophil-endothelial cell interaction in acute and chronic inflammation
Website: https://www.med.cam.ac.uk/summers/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Medical Imaging
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Mark Toshner
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: mrt34@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Pulmonary hypertension
Website: https://www.med.cam.ac.uk/staff/mark-toshner/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Antonio Vidal-Puig
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: ajv22@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular mechanisms of energy balance
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/PI/VidalPuig/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jonathan Weir-McCall
Department: Department of Radiology
Email: jw2079@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cardiothoracic imaging particularly in the use of CT and MRI
Website: http://radiology.medschl.cam.ac.uk/about-us/departmental-staff/research-...
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Medical Imaging
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Ian Wilkinson
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Clinical Pharmacology)
Email: ibw20@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Endothelial cell biology large artery haemodynamics and hypertension: clinical investigation
Website: http://www.clinpharm.medschl.cam.ac.uk/people/wilkinson.html
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Catherine Wilson
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: chw39@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cardiovascular cell signalling
Website: https://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome

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