Derek Hausenloy
I graduated from the University of Manchester Medical School in 1996 having obtained a first class Honours BSc in Biomedical Sciences from my intercalated year in 1993. It was during this period that my interest in cardiovascular research and my decision to pursue a career in cardiology were initiated. After completing my early clinical training in Addenbrooke's Hospital, I re-entered the field of cardiovascular research between 2001 and 2004, undertaking a British Heart Foundation-funded PhD under the supervision of Professor Derek Yellon, at the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute, UCL. Following this, I resumed my clinical training in cardiology in the North West London Deanery, whilst maintaining active research at the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute. In 2006, I obtained a 4-year British Heart Foundation Clinical Science Fellowship, which has allowed me to continue as a Lecturer at the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute, whilst completing the clinical component of my cardiology training. As a future Honorary Academic Cardiology Consultant and Senior Lecturer, my intention will be to integrate my clinical speciality of non-invasive cardiovascular imaging with my research interests of myocardial protection. This encompasses identifying novel targets for cardioprotection in the laboratory setting and translating the findings into the clinical arena for the benefit of patients presenting with an acute myocardial infarction and undergoing cardiac bypass surgery.