Disease mechanisms

The Disease Mechanisms group is housed in a new £50 million research building where we are engaged in research using isolated cells, stem cells and animal models of human disease to study the physiology and pharmacology of diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and gastrointestinal sensory and motility dysfunction.

Our academic staff have research backgrounds in Academia and the Pharmaceutical sector and are experts in their field.

As a group we utilise a wide range of experimental techniques to investigate neuronal (peripheral and central nervous system) and smooth muscle function including, electrophysiology, confocal microscopy, ELISA, receptor binding, in-vivo behaviour, myography, and gastrointestinal peristaltic models.

Our research is collaborative and is published in high quality journals and presented at National and International meetings.