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Dr Robin Hiley
Fellow in Medical and Veterinary Sciences (Pharmacology)
Murray Edwards College
Telephone: 01223 334018
Robin Hiley read Medical Sciences and Natural Sciences in Cambridge. He subsequently carried out research on the muscarinic receptor and, in 1974, obtained a Ph.D. degree at the MRC Molecular Pharmacology Unit, Cambridge and the National Institute for Medical Research, London. Although elected to a Beit Memorial Fellowship, he instead took up a Lectureship in Pharmacology at the University of Liverpool. Returning to Cambridge in 1980, he has been University lecturer and University Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology, and a Fellow of the college since 1981. In 2005 he was made a Reader in Vascular Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge. Robin was awarded the Cambridge Foundation (Pilkington) Prize for Teaching, has been an editor of the British Journal of Pharmacology and BMC Pharmacology, and was elected Meetings Vice-President of the British Pharmacological Society in 2009. He has also been a visiting worker at Marion Merrell Dow in Strasbourg, at GlaxoSmithKline in King of Prussia (Pennsylvania), and at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford.
His current research interests include the effects of disease on blood vessel function, which can lead to hypertension, heart failure, coronary vascular disease and stroke. His research team's aims are to produce strategies for prevention and alleviation of organ damage arising from blood vessel malfunction by elucidating the physiological, cellular and molecular mechanisms of drug action on the vasculature and its endothelial lining.
In college, Robin Hiley served as Vice-President, is currently Executive Graduate Tutor and has acted as an alternate Director of Studies in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.