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Professor David Leake – University of Reading

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Professor David Leake

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Professor David Leake
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Professor
David Leake

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Responsibilities

  • Programme adviser for Biomedical Sciences
  • Management Committee of Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research

Areas of Interest

  • Funding from British Heart Foundation and Felix Trust
  • Mechanisms of low density lipoprotein oxidation in atherosclerosis
  • Use of novel lysosomotropic antioxidant drugs to treat atherosclerosis
  • Atherogenic effects of low extracellular pH on cells found in atherosclerotic lesions

Member of

Impact, Enterprise and Outreach

  • Patent taken out for the change of use of an antioxidant lysosomotropic drug that inhibits atherosclerosis to treat coronary heart disease, strokes and peripheral artery disease
  • Advice on careers in biomedical sciences at Reading School Careers Conference
  • Highly commended image in the British Heart Foundation annual image competition (featured on websites of the BBC, Independent, Guardian and Daily Mail)

Esteem Factors

Teaching

  • Part 1: Pathology: Introduction to Human Disease; Biochemistry and Metabolism
  • Part 2: Pharmacology (module convenor); Clinical Biochemistry (module convenor)
  • Part 3: Cardiovascular Disease (module convenor); Medical Genetics; Natural Products in Pharmacy and Medicine: Pharmacognosy

National Collaborators

  • Prof. Peter Weinberg, Imperial College London
  • Prof. Khalid Naseem, University of Hull
  • Dr Gilliam Cockerill , St George's University of London
  • Dr Robin Poston, Queen Mary University of London

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