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Professor Susan Brain

Research interests

This laboratory has established models of hypertension, peripheral blood flow and inflammation, of relevance to cardiovascular disease (especially hypertension) and inflammatory disease (especially arthritis). Studies involve the investigation of transgenic models in vivo and ex vivo. Specifically we are interested in the role of the TRPV1 and TRPA1 channels and of a range of regulatory peptides including CGRP. We investigate their expression at gene and protein levels and their activity and localisation in a range of cell and tissue based models.

Editorial activity

Journal of Molecular Neuroscience (Journal)

Susan Brain (Editorial board member)

2006 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Journal of Inflammation (Journal)

Susan Brain (Associate Editor)

20012009

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Br J Pharmacol., Eur J Pharmacol, Neuropeptides (Journal)

Susan Brain (Editor)

20012004

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Types of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Panel member, REF committee (Panel A, UoA 5: Biological Sciences)

Susan Brain (Committee Member)

20112015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Member, Society of Biology Education and Training Committee

Susan Brain (Member)

2009 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

British Pharmacological Society/Industrial Consortium Steering Group which has driven the funding councils initiative on 'Capacity Building Awards in Integrative Mammalian Biology

Susan Brain (Member)

2001 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Participation in conference

The 2006 joint meeting American summer neuropeptide conference and the European Neuropeptide Club

Susan Brain (Keynote/plenary speaker)

2006 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

World Tachykinins meeting Colorado, USA

Susan Brain (Keynote/plenary speaker)

Feb 2005 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

World Neuropathic Pain meeting Madrid, Spain

Susan Brain (Keynote/plenary speaker)

May 2004 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

World CGRP symposium, Zurich, Switzerland

Susan Brain (Keynote/plenary speaker)

Apr 2004 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

VI World Inflammation Congress, Vancouver, Canada

Susan Brain (Keynote/plenary speaker)

Aug 2003 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Types of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Member, BBSRC Grants committee A (Animal Sciences)

Susan Brain (Member)

20112013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Types of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Educational Affairs BPS (from Jan 05) with the specific brief to develop a Diploma in Pharmacology

Susan Brain (President)

2005 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

BPS/Industrial Consortium Steering Group

Susan Brain (Member)

20042009

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

University of London Central Research Fund

Susan Brain (Member)

20022005

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

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