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)
- Calcium handling precedes cardiac differentiation to initiate the first heartbeat (2016)
- Cardiac lymphatics are heterogeneous in origin and respond to injury (2015)
- Loss of Prox1 in striated muscle causes slow to fast skeletal muscle fiber conversion and dilated cardiomyopathy (2014)
- Dynamic haematopoietic cell contribution to the developing and adult epicardium (2014)
Professor Riley has experience of both print and broadcast media.