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Research groups

Susanna Cooper


Postdoctoral Research Scientist

I completed a BSc in Biochemistry at Queen's University in Canada followed by a MSc in Forensic Science at King's College London. Following 2 years as a research technician with the CRY Cardiovascular Pathology laboratory, I completed a BHF-sponsored PhD in Cardiovascular Sciences at St. George's, University of London.

My PhD research was focussed on the cardiac impact of kinase inhibitors used as cancer treatments, particularly in the setting of stress such as hypertension. Primarily, I was interested in the concept of the RAF paradox and the development of novel 'paradox breaking' inhibitors.

Since completion of my PhD in September 2022, I have started as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Professor Paul Riley's group. As part of a MRC programme, I am studying immunomodulation following cardiac injury, with a particular focus on cardiac lymphangiogenesis, to ascertain the optimal local injury environment for tissue repair after a heart attack.