Cardio-Respiratory

Research in the School is focussed on the impact of diseases having an adverse impact on cardio-respiratory function.

Groups / Projects Research Lead Dept / Centre
Allen laboratory: Central cardiovascular regulation Head of Laboratory Professor Andrew Allen
Physiology
Brain networks processing respiratory sensations Project Leader Associate Professor Stuart Mazzone Anatomy and Neuroscience
Delbridge laboratory: Cardiac phenomics Head of Laboratory Professor Lea Delbridge
Physiology
Diabetic cardiomyopathy – an epidemic disease Research Project Leader Professor Lea Delbridge
Physiology
Effects of hypertension on renal and hindquarter vascular reactivity in vivo and in vitro Project Leader Associate Professor Christine Wright Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Endothelin pharmacology in the setting of pulmonary hypertension Project Leader Professor James Angus Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Functional genomic screens for cardiovascular drug discovery Research Project Leader Dr Enzo Porrello
Physiology
Human brain networks processing respiratory sensations Project Leader Associate Professor Stuart Mazzone Anatomy and Neuroscience
Improving the diagnostic outcomes of patients with mitochondrial disease Dr David Stroud Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Lung Disease Research Laboratory Head of Laboratory Professor Gary P Anderson Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Manipulating the endocannabinoid system to alter cardiovascular function in hypertension Dr Makhala Khammy Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Mazzone laboratory: Respiratory Sensory Neuroscience Head of Research Group Associate Professor Stuart Mazzone
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Mechanisms of diastolic heart failure Research Project Leader Professor Lea Delbridge
Physiology
Modeling human heart development using human cardiac organoids Research Project Leader Dr Enzo Porrello
Physiology
Modelling sensory neuron-epithelial interactions Project Leader Associate Professor Stuart Mazzone Anatomy and Neuroscience
Montgomery laboratory: Metabolic Tissue Cross-Talk Head of Laboratory Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Physiology
Novel technique to determine the pKA of clonidine at prejunctional α2-adrenoceptors in sympathetic transmission Project Leader Professor James Angus Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Pathogenesis of chronic lung disease Head of Laboratory Dr Michelle Hansen
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Porrello laboratory: Cardiac Regeneration Head of Laboratory Enzo Porrello
Physiology
Post-natal control of cardiac gene regulatory networks Research Project Leader Dr Enzo Porrello
Physiology
Preclinical pharmacology – cardiovascular efficacy and safety R&D Project Leader Associate Professor Christine Wright Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Reassessment of α1-adrenoceptor mechanism in artery contraction: role of ATP and pannexin channels Project Leader Professor James Angus Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Schneider-Futschik laboratory: Cystic Fibrosis pharmacology Head of Laboratory Dr Elena Schneider-Futschik
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Sex, adiposity and cardiac vulnerability Research Project Leader Professor Lea Delbridge
Physiology
Smith laboratory: Cardiac Form and Function Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Kelly Smith
Physiology
Stroud laboratory: Mitochondrial Systems Biology Head of Research Group Dr David Stroud
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The amyloidogenic protease inhibitor Cystatin C in health and disease Prof. Jose Villadangos Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The cardiovascular pharmacology of snake venoms from Papua New Guinea and Australia Project Leader Associate Professor Christine Wright Pharmacology and Therapeutics
The innate immune system in the respiratory tract Project Leader Professor David Jackson Microbiology and Immunology
The link between cardiovascular disease and neurodegeneration – focus on Alzheimer’s disease Project Leader Associate Professor Christine Wright Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Transcriptional profiling of sensory neurons Project Leader Associate Professor Stuart Mazzone Anatomy and Neuroscience
Trovafloxacin – an antibiotic with additional properties Project Leader Professor James Angus Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Understanding the assembly of mitochondrial machines Dr David Stroud Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Wlodek laboratory: Fetal, postnatal & adult physiology & disease laboratory Head of Laboratory Professor Mary Wlodek
Physiology
Wright laboratory: Cardiovascular Therapeutics Unit Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Christine E Wright
Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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