Paul Meakin

Research Fellow, University of Leeds

I am a BHF Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellow and University Academic Fellow at the University of Leeds. My group works on non-communicable diseases and especially the link between diabetes, vascular function and dementia. Specifically, we are investigating the role of the Beta-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme 1, or BACE1, in the cardiovascular complications associated with metabolic disease (cardiometabolic disease).

I am indebted to the support that the physiology society has provided me by funding conference and training travel grants and undergraduate studentships. These funds at key stages in my research career have proved vital in developing my skills (both research and supervisory) in order to allow me to establish my own research group. Therefore, I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to the society by becoming a theme lead for metabolic physiology. This is an exciting opportunity for me and I plan to promote and integrate metabolic physiology with the other themes within the Society.

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