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Prof Gary F. Baxter  -  B Pharm, MSc, PhD, DSc, MRPharmS, FBPharmacolS, FIBiol, FESC, FAHA,

Professor Gary Baxter in his laboratory
Position:Professor of Pharmacology & Head of School

Telephone:029 208 76309
Fax:029 208 74149
Location:Redwood Building Cardiff University King Edward VII Avenue Cardiff CF10 3NB UK


Originally qualifying in pharmacy at the University of Nottingham (B.Pharm.) and The Royal London Hospital (M.R.Pharm.S.), Gary Baxter undertook research training in experimental pharmacology (M.Sc., Ph.D.). His Ph.D. was awarded for studies on modulation of ischaemia- and reperfusion-induced arrhythmias in hypertrophied myocardium.  

At the end of 2008, he was awarded the higher doctorate (DSc) from his alma mater.

Research Interests

  • Myocardial and coronary vascular biology, with a special emphasis on the pathophysiology of acute myocardial infarction
  • Cellular basis of ischaemia-reperfusion injury and mechanisms of cardioprotection

Member of the School's Pharmacology & Physiology Research Discipline

For more information on Professor Baxter's research, click on the Research tab

Teaching Profile

Professor Baxter holds a postgraduate certificate in teaching and learning in higher education (PGCHE, Open University) and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

In addition to undergraduate project, dissertation and essay supervision, he contributes the following teaching at the Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

  • MPharm I module PH1124 Human Body Systems: lectures on gastrointestinal tract physiology, practical teaching on blood pressure measurement
  • MPharm II module PH2111 Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Therapeutics: lectures on cardiovascular diseases and drug action, pulmonary hypertension
  • Postgraduate research student training programme: seminars on philosophy of science
  • MSc (Clinical Research): seminars on pharmacological targets in cardiovascular disease

External teaching includes:

  • Kings College London, module JM0325  Experimental Cardiovascular Pharmacology: lectures on  molecular basis of myocardial infarction, ischaemic preconditioning and postconditioning

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