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Pharmacology & Physiology Research Discipline

Pharmacology and Physiology

Understanding of physiological regulation and disease processes, identifying and validating novel drug targets, mechanisms of drug action

(Coordinator, Emma Kidd )

Expertise includes: elucidating mechanisms of drug action at all levels of organisation, from intracellular sites, membranes and cells through to tissues, organs and intact organisms. 

Specific methodologies include: in vivo and in vitro cardiovascular and pulmonary pharmacology, cancer therapeutics and neurogenerative diseases, enzyme purification, spectral analysis, immunoassay, radioligand binding, in situ hybridisation, PCR, cDNA analysis, Western analysis and immunoprecipitation, proteome mapping, receptor cloning, cell culture, single cell electrophysiology, live cell imaging, bioluminescence, immunocytochemistry of total and activated proteins and behavioural testing.

Current research interests include:
cell signalling, especially in cancer and cardiovascular disease
- airway diseases
- smooth muscle pharmacology
- neurodegenerative diseases
- applications of chemo/bioluminescence


Latest News

Professor Gary Baxter in his laboratory
Professor Gary Baxter is designated a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society


Professor Baxter is honoured for attaining distinction in Pharmacy.


Professor Tony Campbell
Professor Anthony Campbell elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales


Eminent Society acts to represent Welsh learning internationally.




Cover of Science Signalling with Dr Taylor's article
Zinc control could be path to breast cancer treatment


New research by Dr Kathryn Taylor of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Cardiff University has identified the switch which releases zinc into cells, with important implications for a number of diseases.