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Prof Daniela Riccardi  -  PhD

Dr Daniela Riccardi
Position:Professor / Deputy Research Division Leader (Pathophysiology and Repair)

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 79132
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74116
Location:Cardiff School of Biosciences, The Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX

Research Overview

Riccardi lab: Molecular mechanisms of nutrient sensing

The ability to maintain the right ionic content of cells and their capacity to sense and respond to changes in the environment is vital to life. We are interested in the stimuli serving as signaling molecules (particularly cations and nutrients) and in the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the adaptation process in physiology and disease. Specifically, our funded research interests are:

1. The role of the extracellular calcium-sensing receptor, CaSR, in the kidney-bone-vascular axis;

2. The role of calcium and of the CaSR in fetal development;

3. Establishment of an in vitro human primary kidney cell model for studies of drug-induced kidney toxicity and mineral ion metabolism;

4. The role of EPO in cardiorespiratory adaptation (in collaboration with Prof PJ Kemp)

Research Division

Pathophysiology and Repair