Meet the current members of the lab.

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Dr Jovana Serbanovic-Canic (Affiliated Member), Research Fellow

 

Jovana is a BHF Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellow investigating endothelial mechanoreceptors and how they regulate endothelial cell death in response to mechanical forces. She is using a range of different models and approaches to do this, including zebrafish, murine models and human cells.

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Dr Sophie Irving, Postdoctoral Research Associate

 

Sophie is a BHF-funded Postdoc working on vascular inflammation and atherosclerosis. Prior to taking up this post in the lab, Sophie completed her PhD in molecular microbiology the lab of Dr Rebecca Corrigan at the University of Sheffield.

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George Bowley, PhD Student

 

George is a third year PhD student funded jointly by NC3Rs and BHF to establish a zebrafish model of the endothelial activation pathways that accompany atherosclerosis. It is hoped that his work will develop a new model system of arterial disease that will reduce the use of mice in cardiovascular research.

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Priscila Hirschfeld, PhD Student

 

Priscila is a first year PhD student funded by the BHF to study the role of NF-kB transcription factors in lipid metabolism and atherosclerosis.

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Dr Blanca Tardajos Ayllon, Postdoctoral Research Associate

 

Blanca is a BHF-funded PostDoc working on the role of the TWIST1 gene in endothelial cell plasticity and atherosclerosis. Blanca recently completed her PhD in the lab, which focused on studying the role of the NFkB member C-Rel in shear stress mediated endothelial disfunction and atherosclerosis. 

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Dr Mannekomba Diagbouga, Postdoctoral Research Associate

 

Mannekomba is a BHF-funded PostDoc working on the role of the TWIST1 gene in endothelial cell plasticity and atherosclerosis. Prior to this Mannekomba was a PhD student in the laboratory of Professor Brenda Kwak in Geneva studying the influence of shear stress on intracranial aneurysms.

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Ziqi Zhou, PhD Student

 

Ziqi is a third year PhD student studying the mechanisms linking shear stress to the progression of atherosclerotic plaques into dangerous forms that cause heart attack or stroke.

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David Reid, PhD Student

 

David is a first year PhD student funded by the A*STAR Institute in Singapore to study the role of TWIST1 in stroke. 

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Matthew Littler, BMedSci Student

 

Matthew is a medical student at the University of Sheffield undertaking an intercalated BMedSci degree. Matthew is studying the shear stress patterns in diseased human arteries and how these alters vascular cell behaviour.

Past Lab Members.

Post-docs and Research Assistants

 

Dr Hannah Roddie

Dr Kajus Baidzajevas

Dr Xiuying Li

Dr Celine Souilhol

Lindsay Canham

Dr Hayley Duckles                                      

Dr Feng Shuang                                         

Dr Rosemary Kim                                       

Dr Hayley Duckles                                     

Dr Matthew Bryan                                     

Ms Britta Moers                                          

Dr Sarah Hsiao                                           

Dr Christina Warboys                                 

Dr Kim Van der Heiden                              

Dr Le Luong                                                

Jason Partridge                                         

2019 - 2021

2020 - 2020

2019 - 2020

2015 - 2019

2015 – 2018

2014 – 2016

2013 – 2018

2013 – 2015

2013 – 2015

2013 - 2015

2013 – 2015

2012 – 2015

2010 – 2012

2008 – 2010

2006 – 2013

2004 – 2005

PhD Students

Daniela Pirri

Blanca Tardajos             

Giannis Xanthis 

Neil Bowden  

Marwa Mahmoud                            

Ismael Gauci                                    

Amalia de Luca                              

Narges Amini                                  

Bao Nguyen                                        

Hatam Naase                                   

Simon Cuhlmann                                  

Mustafa Zakkar                                    

Hera Chaudhury                                     

Karine Enesa              

2016 - 2020

2016 - 2019

2014 – 2017

2013 – 2016

2012 – 2015

2012 – 2015

2009 – 2014

2010 – 2013

2010 – 2013

2010 – 2012

2007 - 2010

2007 – 2010

2006 – 2010

2004 – 2007

MSc and BSc Students

 

Ingvild Thorbjornsen, Tonje Folkvang, Gunhild Sandvik, Oeyvind Ruud, Chee Phua, Sneha Varkey, Mengshi Yuan, Lucy Esteve, Lisa Storck, Georgia McDonald, Wai-Mun Cheung, Shukti Biswas, Adil Hussain, Simrah Mohammad, Tien-Ying Tsai, Wei Xin, Azira Mohd Noor, Ruud Wichers Schreur, Abigail Pardoe, Neil Patel, Elena Wolodimeroff.