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Andrew Trafford

Andrew Trafford

Professor of Cardiac Pathophysiology, University of Manchester
I am a Professor of Cardiac Pathophysiology and a British Heart Foundation Senior Basic Science Research Fellow. My research fellowship is entitled - "Dysfunctional beta-adrenergic signalling in heart failure: Impact on cellular calcium homeostasis and role as a therapeutic target"

Research Group - 8 PhD and MPhil students, 5 post doctoral research associates, 2 research technicians. Our group is primarily supported by The British Heart Foundation and has a current grants awarded to > £2 million in value. Our research activities focus on the control and mis-control of contraction and arrhythmia mechanisms in the heart.

Teaching - I participate in a number of undergraduate units delivering both core lectures (Cardiovascular Systems in Health and Disease), and practical sessions (Pharmacology) I also deliver a number of post-graduate tutorials. I also offer a number of undergraduate (BSc, MBChB) and MRes laboratory projects and literature review topics.

Administration - I am a member of the Biomedical Services Facility Management group and post graduate clinical tutor for The Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences. Externally I am an editorial board member of several journals including Journal of Molecular & Cellular Cardiology, Frontiers in Cardiac Physiology and Europace. I have also (2009-13) been a council member of The Physiological Society and a member of the International Program Steering Committee for The Interational Union of Physiological Sciences (2011-13).

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