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Akansha Tarun

DPhil Student

I am a DPhil student in Prof Charalambos Antoniades’s group in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Oxford. My research is focused on finding new therapies to help those suffering from cardiovascular disease. I am specifically examining the possible role of hydrogen sulfide as a protective molecule against increased reactive chemicals generated in the heart in cardiac disease. During my research, I have had the exceptional opportunity to use human heart tissue from patients undergoing cardiac surgery to conduct translational research. Before joining Oxford as a Radcliffe Department of Medicine Scholar, I completed my Bachelor’s Degree at Harvard College and studied signaling pathways in chronic diseases with a focus on type 2 diabetes.