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Research groups

Carla De Villiers

BSc, MSc, MRes, PhD


Senior Research Technician

I recently joined the department as a BHF funded Senior Research Technician supporting the Riley group. My responsibilities include: 

  • Establishing and providing surgical animal models for the study of cardiovascular disease and regeneration 
  • Training other members of CRM in surgical techniques 
  • Post-operative care of animals and sample processing 
  • Colony management 
  • Contribution to on-giong research projects within the CRM 

I previously completed a BSc in Biochemistry and an MSc in Toxicology, before specialising in cardiovascular biology with an MRes in Cardiovascular Health and Disease and a PhD in Cardiovascular Science. My previous research involved investigating the paracrine pathways between cardiomyocytes and cardiac fibroblasts, and the role of the PMCA4 protein in the development of pathological hypertrophy.