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Dr Mary Diaz

Lecturer

Biography

Biography

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine- 1990. Universidad Central de Venezuela. Venezuela.

MSc Cell Biology-1994. Research Thesis: Study of the sodium channel during brain development in rat: effects of lidocaine, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas. Venezuela.

PhD in Cardiac Physiology- 1997. Research Thesis: Sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium content and sarcolemmal fluxes in single ventricular myocytes under varying calcium loads, Liverpool University. England

Postdoctoral Research: Sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium content, calcium sparks and cellular calcium balance, working with Prof. David Eisner and Dr. Stephen O’Neill at Liverpool Cardiovascular Group in Liverpool University. UK.

Fellowship Research: British Heart Foundation Intermediate Fellowship (3 years) at Manchester University, UK.  Investigating heterogeneity of the systolic calcium release and the effects of inotropic manoeuvres in isolated cardiac ventricular myocytes, Working in Prof. David Eisner Laboratory.

Academic Appointment: Lecturer (2005).

External Roles:

Experimental Physiology Journal Reviewing editor

Reviewing editor for Frontiers in Physiology (Cardiac Electrophysiology)

Invited external lecturer at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Teaching:

MSc in Cardiovascular Biology, Lecturer

Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Lecturer

Hons Program Lecturer, research projects supervisor

Administrative Roles:

Course organiser deputy. Biomedical sciences

Member of the Recruitment, Pre-Arrival and Transitions Group in Biomedical Sciences

Mentor to undergraduate and postgraduate students

Undergraduate students’ personal tutor

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