Professor Chris Garland

Subject: Biology, Plant Sciences and Zoology, Medicine and Biomedical Science

Department: Pharmacology

College appointment: Tutorial Fellow


I am a Tutorial Fellow in Medicine and Biomedical Science and in the university Professor of Vascular Pharmacology, where I run a research group in the Department of Pharmacology on Mansfield Road. Since 2013 I have also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia. Previously, I was Head of Pharmacology (established chair) at the University of Bath and before that Reader then Professor of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, University of Bristol. I have held visiting Professorships at the University of Bath (2008-12), University of Nagoya, Japan (2011), Monash University, Australia (2000-2003) and the National Academy of Sciences, Taiwan (2003) and served as Vice-President of the British Pharmacological Society, on the council of the Royal Society of Biology, and as a member of grant panels for the Wellcome Trust, British Heart Foundation and the Medical Research Council. In 2009, I was awarded the British Pharmacological Society JR Vane Medal, recognizing outstanding research achievements in vascular pharmacology.

Undergraduate Teaching

At Magdalen, I teach Physiology and Pharmacology to medical and biomedical science students.

Research Interests

My research investigates the cellular signalling mechanisms controlling the smallest arteries in the body, hair-like structures that determine the pressure and flow of blood. The research aims to understand how these minute vessels are affected by disease that leads to stroke and myocardial ischaemia/infarction (heart attack).

Selected Recent Publications