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Dr Vera Ralevic

Dr Vera Ralevic


Dr Vera Ralevic


The University of Nottingham

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Vera Ralevic is Associate Professor and Reader in Cardiovascular Sciences at the School of Life Sciences, Queen’s Medical Centre, University of Nottingham. She obtained a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from Bath University, and then a PhD from University College London (UCL) for the study of blood vessel contractility supervised by Professor Geoffrey Burnstock, FRS. She was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship to investigate purinergic central nervous system control of cardiovascular function, initially at UCL and the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London, and then at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Nottingham. Vera is an Associate Editor of Purinergic Signalling and a member of the IUPHAR Subcommittee on P2Y Receptors. Her main research interest is in vascular control mechanisms with a focus on the roles of P2X and P2Y receptors and the identification of novel drug targets to treat cardiovascular disease.