Susan Chalmers

Lecturer B

Personal Statement

I am a Chancellors Research Fellow, examining the role of mitochondria in neurodegeneration and age-associated decline of the cerebrovasculature.

Research Interests

My primary research interest is in mitochondria, with a particular focus on the involvement of these small organelles with calcium signalling processes and the changes associated with age and diseases. I use high-speed and timelapse fluorescence imaging to visualise and modulate mitochondria and calcium signals within live cells and tissue. I have shown that mitochondrial dynamics are uncommon in non-proliferating smooth muscle cells or intact cerebral arteries but are extensive and necessary for vascular smooth muscle proliferation, presenting a novel therapeutic opportunity for vascular disease.


Research areas

  • Mitochondria, Calcium, Neurodegeneration, Vascular smooth muscle, Fluorescence microscopy
Susan Chalmers

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