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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: Dr 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: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine
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: Dr Andrew Grace
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: aag1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Functional effects of genetic mutations associated with cardiac arrhythmias in genetically modified mice and clinical studies
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/grace.html
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential 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 James Huntington
Department: Department of Haematology (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: jah52@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular recognition in haemostasis
Website: http://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/principal-inv...
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
Website: https://emit.medschl.cam.ac.uk/people/investigators/dr-thomas-krieg/
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: Mechanisms of endothelial 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: Dr Andrew Murray
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ajm267@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mitochondrial metabolism in cardiac and skeletal muscle
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/murray/
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 Kevin O'Shaugnessy
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Clinical Pharmacology)
Email: kmo22@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: The molecular genetics of essential hypertension and pre-eclampsia and the role of salt in hypertension
Website: http://www.clinpharm.medschl.cam.ac.uk/people/oshaughnessy.html
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine
Applications from potential students are welcome
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: 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 Stewart Sage
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: sos10@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Calcium signalling in blood platelets
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/sage/
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: 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 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: Dr 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: mrt23@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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