Our basic science laboratories are based on Level 6 of the¬ Addenbrooke’s Centre for Clinical Investigation (ACCI). We have a number of PIs whose interests lie primarily within the domain of translational research. A short summary is provided but please see individual investigator’s pages for further information. We give equal weight to the clinical and non-clinical members of the Unit, encouraging the clinicians to learn basic science skills, and the scientists to take part in patient-orientated research.
Many of our research outputs have been translated rapidly into improving practices, mainly in hypertension, where both diagnosis and treatment has been transformed by our AB/CD rule, which forms the basis of the NICE/BHS joint guidelines for the management of hypertension and use of plasma renin as a routine test in most patients.
Dr Anthony Davenport¬†:¬†Role of G-protein coupled rceptors in the cardiovascular system to identify new targets for novel drugs
Dr Thomas Krieg¬†:¬†Identifying molecular mechanisms underlying ischaemic myocardial cell death to inform new therapies
Dr Janet Maguire¬†:¬†Pharmacology of G-protein coupled receptors
Dr Kevin O’Shaughnessy¬†:¬†Molecular genetics of essential hypertension and pre-eclampsia as well as mechanisms of salt handling in the renal tubule to inform more targeted therapies for hypertension
Dr Yasmin¬†:¬†Molecular genetics of hypertension and arterial stiffness.