Generation X

Generation X


Team Name:

Generation X

Team Leader Name:

Gareth Ackland, Ph.D.




Modulation of peripheral metabolism


University College London, UK


Team Leader Bio:

The Generation X team employs a multidisciplinary leadership model based at the UCL Centre for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Neuroscience, bringing together basic and clinician scientists focussed on understanding the role of neural mechanisms involved in the development of cardiovascular and metabolic disease. Hypertension, heart failure, obesity, diabetes and critical illness all have a significant neural component in their pathogenesis involving vagal nerve dysfunction, the 10th (X) cranial nerve. Cutting edge techniques include optogenetics, pharmacogenetics, patch clamp electrophysiology, in vivo 2-Photon microscopy and electrophysiology, combined with functional magnetic resonance imaging and high resolution echocardiography in transgenic and clinical models.

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University College London
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