- Cardiovascular Science
Kieran Clarke is Professor of Physiological Biochemistry and British Heart Foundation Principal Scientist in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at the University of Oxford. She has been in Oxford since 1991 and has over 20 years experience in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and spectroscopy. She has a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Queensland in Australia and worked at Harvard University Medical School NMR Laboratory in Massachusetts from 1985 to 1989. Before her current appointment, she was a Group Leader in Biomedical NMR at the National Research Council and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physiology at Ottawa University in Canada. Professor Clarke currently heads the Cardiac Metabolism Research Group, whose research is directed towards understanding the metabolic control of gene expression in heart failure and in the diabetic heart, and includes the use of stem cells to treat the infarcted heart. She also works on the effects of diet on energy metabolism in heart, brain and skeletal muscle, and thereby on physical and cognitive function.
Further information can be found at Clarke Research