Following a cardiovascular event (e.g. heart attack) the heart undergoes significant physical changes, including an increase in scar tissue, changes in morphology and decreased functional capacity (heart remodelling).

Lucy’s research investigates the role of various molecular factors responsible for heart remodelling using in vitro and in vivo techniques, including echocardiography and pressure-volume loop analysis. This award will allow Lucy to conduct pilot studies investigating a particular molecular target of interest (called Fibulin-3), and will allow her to visit an international expert in Canada, to acquire essential skills in echocardiography and PV loop analysis.

Research Area 
Project type 
Year of funding