To understand the role of neural mechanisms in the development of cardiovascular and metabolic disease.
To evaluate the significance of parasympathetic innervation of the left ventricle in heart
Professor Alexander V Gourine obtained his PhD in the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (Moscow, Russia), received postdoctoral training in the US and the UK and joined the UCL Physiology Department in 2006 as Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow. He was awarded the Physiological Society’s Wellcome Trust Prize in the year 2004 for his contribution to understanding the mechanisms underlying chemosensory control of breathing. He is currently Professor of Physiology within the Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology and together with Dr Stefan Trapp leads the UCL Centre for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Neuroscience. His research focuses on central nervous mechanisms of cardiovascular and respiratory control.