My research focuses on cardiac and liver disease with a specialised interest into drug induced toxicity. The long term aim is to gain a greater understanding of the cellular mechanisms that result in disease, emphasising on key mechanisms and pathways of disease in order to identify clinically relevant therapeutic targets and early detection biomarkers. We have a specialised focus on membrane protein physiology, cellular toxicity and the development of 3D cell culture models that emulate more in vivo like structures. For these experiments we apply conventional cell biology and biochemical techniques together with immunofluorescence as well as advanced proteomics and bioinformatics.
I obtained my PhD at the University of Birmingham, UK and then went onto a post-doctoral fellowship and research fellowship at the University of Toronto, Canada. I moved to take a Lectureship at the University of Liverpool in Jan 2014.
Awards or Honours
- Young Investigator Award (Human Proteome Organisation (HUPO), 2009)
- Post-doctoral Fellowship (Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 2001)