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University of Oxford

The Department of Cardiovascular Medicine carries out both basic and translational research and is part of the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, a partnership between the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust. Prof. Casadei’s team works on the nitric and redox regulation of myocardial calcium handling and arrhythmogenesis.

Contact: Professor Barbara Casadei

Professor Barbara Casadei is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Honorary Consultant Cardiologist and Senior Research Fellow, Oxford University. Professor Casadei graduated in Medicine at the University of Pavia in Italy and shortly after that she moved to Oxford where she completed her clinical training in Cardiovascular Medicine and obtained her PhD in. She was awarded a Senior Fellowship from the British Heart Foundation in 2001 and has been a Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford since 2005.

The focus of Professor Casadei’s research programme is to understand the role of nitric oxide and reactive oxygen species in the regulation of cardiac function in health and disease. Her research spans from basic studies in genetically modified models to clinical trials.

Professor Barbara Casadei is the Chair-elect of the Council for Basic Cardiovascular Sciences of the European Society of Cardiology, the co-ordinator of the Basic Science Track at the ESC meeting and a core-organiser of the bi-annual meeting of the CBCS: Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (Berlin 2010 and London 2012) and of the Winter Meeting of the Heart Failure Association. Professor Casadei is a member of the Fondation Leducq Transatlantic Network of Excellence on “Redox and Nitrosative Regulation of Cardiac Remodeling: Novel Therapeutic Approaches for Heart Failure”, the European Network for Translational Research in Atrial Fibrillation (EUTRAF), and British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence of the University of Oxford.