Jacobo Elies Gomez

Vice-director of SRUK Yorkshire.

Involvement in SRUK/CERU

In 2009 I moved to University of Leeds to join, as a postdoctoral Research Associate, the tissue remodelling group headed by Professor Chris Peers at Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine where I investigated the modulation of ion channel activity by gasotransmitters in health and disease. In 2015 I was awarded the Wellcome Trust ISSF fellowship to develop a new area of research focused on the molecular mechanisms of vascular function in health and disease. In particular I investigate endothelial dysfunction associated with autoimmune diseases where there is a dysregulation of the immune system. In March 2017 I was appointed Lecturer in Pharmacology at the University of Bradford where I am currently setting my laboratory up to investigate the physiological role of gasotransmitters in vascular diseases such as pulmonary arterial hypertension and heart failure.