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Research groups

Joaquim Miguel Vieira

PhD


BHF Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellow

Joaquim Vieira studied Biochemistry as an undergraduate at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and researched developmental angiogenesis for his PhD in Professor Christiana Ruhrberg's laboratory at University College London (UCL). After successful postdoctoral studies at UCL and University of Oxford with Professor Paul Riley investigating the epigenetic regulation of the epicardium and role of cardiac lymphatics during heart development and disease, he was awarded a British Heart Foundation (BHF) Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellowship to start his research group in Oxford. His group studies the role of long noncoding RNAs and enhancers during epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in the developing and diseased heart; and retains an interest in understanding cell-cell interactions in the developing heart supporting coronary and lymphatic vasculature expansion, as well as patterning of the cardiac autonomic system. A better understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms supporting organ development is poised to identify molecular targets to effect (adult) heart repair.

College affiliation

October 2018 - September 2019: (non-stipendiary) Lecturer in Medicine at St. Hilda's College

October 2013 - October 2015: (non-stipendiary) Fulford Junior Research Fellow at Somerville College