• HRC2024
  • 6 - 8 Oct 2024

Dr Alicia D'Souza

Alicia D'Souza

Speaking at: HRC2024

Position: Reader in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Location: London, UK

Alicia D’Souza is a Reader in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London. Alicia’s research focuses on understanding the mechanisms by which ion channels in the hearts electrical wiring system are controlled.

Trained as a cardiac physiologist during her PhD (2012), Alicia completed postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Professor Mark Boyett at the University of Manchester investigating pacemaking in endurance athletes. Subsequently she was awarded a BHF Intermediate Fellowship in 2019 during which she established an independent research group that has advanced understanding of the cellular mechanisms that underlie conduction system function in health and in disease.

Alicia’s work has been popularised in the media and led to numerous awards including the International Society for Heart Research/SERVIER Fellowship Prize, the (inaugural) Cairn Research New and Notable’ Prize Lecture and The Physiological Society’s (inaugural) R Jean Banister Prize Lecture. Alicia’s group is also part of a Fondation Leducq Transatlantic Network of Excellence focused on novel pharmacotherapies for sinus node dysfunction. 

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