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Andrew Baker

Professor Andrew Baker

Research Fellow


University of Glasgow

Research summary

I am interested in developing novel therapies for patients with heart disease. Specifically, patients who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting or undergo implantation of stents. Both these procedures have the potential complication of blood vessel blockage following the grafting or stent implantation and this limits the effectiveness of the therapy. My strategies are to develop novel therapies that prevent this process and can be delivered at the same time as the procedure is performed, thus providing lasting benefit to patients. We test specific genes and new molecules called “microRNA” in this context and evaluate them in accepted models of disease and in human tissue with a view to translating these approaches into the clinic.

Interests and expertise (Subject groups)

Grants awarded

Developing a novel virus for human gene therapy

Scheme: Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Dates: Apr 2011 - Sep 2015

Value: £65,000

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