The Physiological Society The Biochemical Society The British Socity for Cardiovascular Research
cardiac surgery techniques
paediatric open heart surgery
cardiac amino acids
Areas of expertise
My research interests have been largely focused on understanding mechanisms that underlie cardiac injury in order to improve techniques of myocardial protection during open-heart surgery.
The following are specific areas of research: 1- Investigate the efficacy of different cardioplegic techniques during adult and paediatric open-heart surgery. 2- Characterise cardiac amino acid transporters and investigate their potential role in cardioprotection. 3- Investigate the role of mitochondrial pore inhibitors in protecting the immature heart during ischaemia and reperfusion.