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Dr William Ford  -  PhD

Current students

Gaudy Natividad (2007) “Isolation and chemical and pharmacological characterization of potential trace amine receptor antagonists from plant sources” British Council and Ford Foundation, Ph.D. studentship Oct. 2007-Sept. 2010

Rhys Evans (2006) Collaborative BBSRC Studentship with GlaxoSmithKline to study “Chronic airways inflammation induced by repeated antigen: airways function and sensitivity to anti-inflammatory agents”

Dawn Turner (2006) supported by Topigen Pharmaceuticals (Montreal) for a “Pharmacological evaluation of the effects of nitric oxide donating compounds in the airways”

Alan Blair (2006) supported by a Welsh School of Pharmacy studentship to study “the role of bradykinin in viral infection of the airways”

Peter Penson (2005) supported by a British Heart Foundation studentship to study “β-Adrenoceptor subtypes and transduction pathways in myocardial pre- and post-conditioning”


Past students

Dr Elsbeth Headley (Cambridge University) 1999-2002. Supported by funding as part of the Cambridge Pharmacology Fellowship program to study how angiotensin II influences the severity of myocardial ischaemia-reperfusion injury.

Dr Nichola Underdown (Cardiff University) 2002-2005.Supported by a British Heart Foundation project grant to examine the cardiac pharmacology of endocannabinoids and their induction of protection from myocardial ischaemia-reperfusion injury.