Research Mission: to investigate the relevance of protein post-translational modifications in the biological response to environmental changes, with a focus on human health.
Recent and current externally funded projects:
1. Role of arginine methylation of cardiac troponin I in cardiovascular disease, funded by The Hull and East Riding Cardiac Trust (HERCTF), £29,875. January-December 2019. Link to HERCTF: https://sites.google.com/view/hull-east-riding-cardiac-trust
2. Developing tissue-on-chip technology as a platform to measure the response of glioblastoma to established therapy and novel drugs (GBM-on-chip), funded by the Yorkshire Brain Tumour Charity (YBTC), £79,987.75, 2020-2023. Link to YBTC: www.btrs.org.uk
3. Measuring novel biomarkers of tumours, Yorkshire Brain Tumour Charity, £18,000, 2021-2023.
4. Investigating novel cardiovascular biomarkers in the hair of cardiac patients, Hull and East Riding Cardiac Trust Fund, £19,430, 2022-2023.
Internally funded projects:
the Happy Chemical Cluster!
Pedro proudly supervises students interested in biochemistry and post-translational modifications, in a variety of systems from cardiovascular to environmental models.
Current PG students include:
- Alistair Marsden (3rd year PhD student), who is interested in cardiovascular disease
- Lauric Feugere (3rd year PhD student, second supervisor), who is interested in stress signalling in fish in the context of climate change
- Antonia Barry (1st year PhD student), who is interested in brain disease
-Quentin Rodriguez (1st year PhD student), who is interested in the effect of environmental pollution
-Ed Gilbert (1st year PhD student), who is interested in genetic and biochemical markers of adaptation to environmental change
Past supervision: Dr Donatus Onwuli (graduated 2018), Dr Sabrina Samuel (graduated 2021)