Centre for Cardiovascular Science

MOD Research Groups

A list of the current PI-led Research Groups within the MOD research theme.

The Metabolism, Obesity, and Diabetes theme has several research groups that specialise in various topics within this theme.

Principal Investigators and Early Career Fellows

Name Area of Expertise
Tim Aitman Diagnosis of rare recessive disease by exome sequencing
Ruth Andrew Steroid biochemistry, Metabolic flux, Mass spectrometry
Cecile Benezech Mature cell function, Inflammation, lymphoid tissue
Matthew Brook Epigenetics and gene regulation
Will Cawthorn Bone marrow adipose tissue, Caloric restriction, Ageing, Sex differences, Immunometabolism, Imaging
Karen Chapman Glucocorticoids, Developmental processes, In utero effects, Metabolism of liver and heart
You-Ying Chau Adipose cell lineage and heterogeneity, visceral/subcutaneous adipose tissue
Triantafyllos Chavakis Inflammation, immunometabolism
Laura Denby Non-coding RNA regulation of injury and repair processes within the kidney and cardiovascular system
Shareen Forbes Pathogenesis of diabetes, organ regeneration and transplant, insulin secretion, pancreatic islets
Margarete Heck Cell Biology, Molecular Genetics
Zoi Michailidou Mature cell function, hypoxia signalling pathway in adipocytes in models of obesity
James Minchin Adipose cell biology, model organisms, genetics, In vivo imaging, CRISPR mutagenesis screens
Ruth Morgan Metabolism of stress hormones in horses, humans, mice
Nicholas Morton Genetics of obesity and diabetes, preclinical modelling in mammalian systems
Mark Nixon Steroid metabolism, visceral/subcutaneous adipose tissue
Sari Pennings Epigenetics in development and environmental exposure; nuclear chromatin control of gene expression
Rebecca Reynolds Pregnancy, developmental programming
Robert Semple Insulin resistance, lipodystrophy, human genetics, PI 3-kinase signalling, stem cells, model organisms
Roland Stimson Brown/Beige adipose tissue, obesity and associated metabolic disease
Brian Walker Steroid metabolism
Scott Webster Drug discovery
Joyce Yau Steroid metabolism and the brain