Mr Harley Stevenson-Cocks

Profile

I started at Leeds in 2012 as an undergraduate studying BSc Human Physiology, graduating with a First Class (Hons) degree (with prize) in July 2015. I began my PhD in October 2015 with Dr Al Benson, Prof Ed White and Dr Michael Colman.

Research interests

Current computational models of rat cardiac electrophysiology are unable to capture the complex remodelling of calcium handling observed in diseased states, such as in heart failure. This remodelling often leads to the development of lethal arrhythmias, so understanding the underlying mechanisms is crucial to improve existing and develop novel therapeutic interventions. My PhD project seeks to develop a biophysical framework for studying remodelled calcium handling in rat ventricular myocytes and explore the effect this sub-cellular remodelling has in the development and propagation of arrhythmias at the tissue and organ levels. 

See http://physicsoftheheart.com/ for updates from the Leeds Computational Physiology group.

Qualifications

  • BSc Human Physiology

Research groups and institutes

  • Cardiovascular