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Dr Sunil Jit Logantha BPharm (Hons), MMS, MSc, PhD

Tenure Track Fellow Cardiovascular & Metabolic Medicine


Personal Statement

Dr Sunil Jit Logantha is a Tenure Track Fellow at the Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science and Department of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine, University of Liverpool. Sunil graduated with a first class Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and an MSc in Pharmacology and Biotechnology with distinction and has since pursued an active interest in medical research at various UK Universities. He was awarded the prestigious ORSAS scholarship and Postgraduate Scholarship at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, to pursue a PhD "Electrical properties and Ca2+ signalling in cardiomyocytes of the pulmonary vein". Here, Sunil received training and developed his expertise in cardiac tissue electrophysiology and Ca2+-imaging. With a keen interest in ectopic pacemaking and arrhythmogenesis Sunil continued in this line of research during his post-doctoral training with the Cardiac Conduction System group at the University of Manchester under the aegis of Prof. Mark Boyett and Dr Halina Dobrzynski. At Manchester, Sunil investigated the conduction system tissues- sinus node, atrioventricular node, and Purkinje fibres, as well as subsidiary pacemakers for their role in arrhythmogenesis in health and disease. His research employed a multiscale approach to the understanding of pathological cardiac rhythm dysfunctions encompassing investigations at organ, tissue, cell, protein and gene levels.

In 2020, Sunil was appointed a Tenure Track Fellow at the University of Liverpool where he continues his research interests on the pulmonary vein and atrial fibrillation, and on role of thyroid hormones in cardiovascular disease.

Sunil has published 20+ peer-reviewed research articles and reviews and contributed to 30+ conference abstracts. He has been invited to review manuscripts for British Journal of Pharmacology, Frontiers in Pharmacology, Experimental Physiology, Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, Journal of Clinical Medicine and International Journal of Clinical Practice. He is a full member of the Physiological Society and his research has benefitted from research funding from the British Heart Foundation.