Institute of Genetic Medicine



Our research group use complementary approaches to understand cardiovascular disease.

We look at whole life from in utero to the elderly, with a shared aim of:

  • understanding pathogenesis
  • decreasing prevalence
  • improving management

Our research work encompasses three principal areas of investigation into the impact and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

These principle areas are: 

We treat suitable patients with left ventricular assist devices.

Further information

For more details of our research work, please visit the Cardiovascular Research Centre website.

Principle investigators

Dr Lyle Armstong - modelling cardiac developmental disease with pluripotent stem cells
Dr Helen Arthur - role of TGFB receptors in cardiovascular development and disease
Dr Simon Bamforth - genetics of cardiovascular development
Dr Bill Chaudhry - physical and genetic aspects of cardiac morphogenesis
Professor Deborah Henderson - morphogenetics of heart development
Dr Gavin Richardson - myocardial revitalisation
Professor Majlinda Lako - pluripotent stem cell biology and differentiation
Dr Guy MacGowan - MR studies of age-related changes in cardiac function and energetics, cardiomyopathy and heart failure
Dr Annette Meeson - stem cells in cardiac development and regeneration
Dr Andrew Owens - the identification of native cardiac stem cells and their role in development and disease
Dr Helen Phillips - role of rho kinase in ventricular development and adult heart disease
Professor Ioakim Spyridopoulos - finding how ageing of stem cells and the immune system affect cardiovascular disease