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Konstantinos Psarros

BSc; MSc; PhD

Postdoctoral researcher

I graduated from the Department of Chemistry, University of Athens, Greece in 2009 and later obtained my MSc in 2011 and PhD in 2016 from the Department of Physiology, Athens Medical School. Since 2015 I have worked as a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Researcher in the Radcliffe Department of Medicine. 

My research interests are in the field of Cardiovascular Medicine. One of the main causes underlying myocardial disease is the aberrant production of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS); which can cause damage to key molecules such as RNA and proteins and in turn affect cellular function resulting in myocardial infarction and heart failure. My focus is in exploring novel signalling pathways in the myocardium that can affect ROS production. One of these pathways is the non-canonical Wnt pathway, a key regulator of many cellular activities. A better understanding of the mechanism of action and how this pathway works, will allow us to develop novel targeted interventions that will be more effective in treating cardiovascular diseases.

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