Professor Paul Riley | University of Oxford

Professor Paul Riley

British Heart Foundation Professor of Regenerative Medicine, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics; Fellow of Jesus College


Professor Riley's team are focusing on exploiting the full potential of activated epicardial cells (from the layer around the heart) to regenerate adult heart tissue, and on understanding how this potential might benefit patients suffering cardiovascular disease.


  • Cardiovascular developmental biology
  • Cardiovascular regenerative medicine
  • Cardiovascular stem and progenitor cells (population of cells within the heart that are thought to give rise to new heart cells particularly after injury)

Media experience

Professor Riley has experience of both print and broadcast media.