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Professor Nick Morrell, NIHR Cambridge BRC Theme Lead for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disease

Theme lead: Professor Nick Morrell

Professor Nick Morrell, FMedSci, is the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Professor of Cardiopulmonary Medicine, NIHR Senior Investigator, interim Director of the planned Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute, Director of the BHF Cambridge Centre for Cardiovascular Research Excellence and Research Director of the National Pulmonary Hypertension Service at the Royal Papworth Hospital. His research has focused on understanding molecular mechanisms of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) caused by mutations in the bone morphogenetic protein type II receptor (BMPR-II), and leading national and international genetic studies of PAH. He has developed novel therapeutic approaches that target the BMPR-II signaling pathway. He has published over 200 papers in this field. He was elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2011. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Pulmonary Circulation.  He has served on research grant committees for the BHF, Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust. He leads a research team with expertise that ranges from genetics, stem cells, drug discovery, preclinical models of disease, to experimental medicine studies in patients.

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Name Job title Email address
Professor Martin Bennett Honorary Consultant and BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences
Dr Joseph Cheriyan Associate Lecturer in Medicine and Consultant Physician in Clinical Pharmacology
Professor John Danesh Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, and Head of Dept of Public Health and Primary Care
Dr Andrew Grace Consultant Cardiologist
Professor Andres Floto Professor of Respiratory Biology and Senior Investigator
Professor Stefan Marciniak Professor of Respiratory Medicine and MRC Senior Clinical Research Fellow
Professor Hugh Markus Honorary Consultant
Dr James Nathan Honorary Consultant
Professor Willem Ouwehand Honorary Consultant
Dr James Rudd Honorary Consultant
Dr Robert Rintoul Reader in Thoracic Oncology and Honorary Respiratory Physician
Dr Sanjay Sinha Honorary Consultant and BHF Senior Research Fellow
Professor Nicole Soranzo Professor of Human Genetics
Dr Charlotte Summers Honorary Consultant and University Lecturer in ICU/Dept Director of Clinical Academic Training and Director of Academic Clinical Fellow Programme
Dr Mark Toshner Honorary Consultant and University Lecturer
Professor Ian Wilkinson Honorary Consultant Physician and Director of Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit
Professor Ziad Mallat BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Carmel McEniery Senior Research Associate