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DPAG's new Associate Professors and University Research Lecturers: (from left to right) Samira Lakhal-Littleton, Sarah De Val, Carlo Rinaldi, Nicola Smart, Nicol Harper, Kerry Walker, and Michael Kohl

The Department would like to congratulate Sarah De Val, Lisa Heather, Carlo Rinaldi, Samira Lakhal-Littleton and Nicola Smart, who have all been awarded the title of Associate Professor. 

Sarah is a BHF Senior Fellow and Ludwig Adjunct Scientist and her research aims to develop novel strategies to modulate vessel growth.

Lisa is a BHF Intermediate Fellow and her research revolves around metabolism and energy generation in the heart. 

Carlo, whose research aim is to reduce the burden of hereditary neurological disease, is a Wellcome Trust Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant Neurologist. 

Samira is a BHF Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellow and her research has revolved around nutrient homeostasis in cells and systems biology. 

Nicola's research studies the embryonic heart in order to understand how to manipulate a regenerative response in the adult heart. She is a BHF Senior Basic Science Research Fellow.

Congratulations are also in order for Michael KohlKerry Walker, and Nicol Harper, who have all been conferred the title of University Research Lecturer. 

Michael's key research interest is information encoding in the brain; he is an Early Career Research Fellow.

Kerry is also an Early Career Research Fellow and her research examines the brain processes that allow humans and other animals to understand sounds, particularly communication calls.

Nicol, who researches the neural representation and processing of sound, is the Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow.

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