Carla De Villiers
BSc, MSc, MRes, PhD
Senior Research Technician
I recently joined the department as a BHF funded Senior Research Technician supporting the Riley group. My responsibilities include:
- Establishing and providing surgical animal models for the study of cardiovascular disease and regeneration
- Training other members of CRM in surgical techniques
- Post-operative care of animals and sample processing
- Colony management
- Contribution to on-going research projects within the CRM
I previously completed a BSc in Biochemistry and an MSc in Toxicology, before specialising in cardiovascular biology with an MRes in Cardiovascular Health and Disease and a PhD in Cardiovascular Science. My previous research involved investigating the paracrine pathways between cardiomyocytes and cardiac fibroblasts, and the role of the PMCA4 protein in the development of pathological hypertrophy.
Mouse models of myocardial infarction: comparing permanent ligation and ischaemia-reperfusion.
De Villiers C. and Riley PR., (2020), Dis Model Mech, 13