Miriam Hurley


I obtained a BSc. (1st class Hons) Human Physiology (International) from The University of Leeds. As part of this degree, I undertook a year of study in the USA where I focussed upon how the body responds to extreme conditions, such as exercise. Back in the UK, my interest developed in cardiology through a summer vacation studentship at The University College London Institute of Child Health, which focused upon growth in congenital heart disease. This interest was furthered still by a research project at The University of Leeds investigating the effect of creatine kinase inhibition on the mechanical and electrical activity of the heart.

Currently, I am undertaking a PhD at The University of Leeds. This research is focused upon analysing the relationship between local structure and calcium signalling within a cardiomyocyte. To uncover this relationship I am utilising the Nobel Prize winning technique of super-resolution microscopy known as DNA-PAINT.


  • BSc (1st class Hons) Human Physiology (International); University of Leeds

Research groups and institutes

  • Cardiovascular