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Paul R. Riley

Director of the IDRM and Theme-lead Cardiovascular Science

Paul Riley is a British Heart Foundation Professor of Regenerative Medicine and Chair of Development and Cell Biology within the Department of Physiology Anatomy & Genetics.  He is also Director of the BHF Oxbridge Centre for Regenerative Medicine and inaugural Director of the Institute of Developmental & Regenerative Medicine. He was formerly Professor of Molecular Cardiology at the UCL-Institute of Child Health, London, where he was a principal investigator within the Molecular Medicine Unit for 12 years (1999-2011). Prior to this, he obtained his PhD at UCL and completed post-doctoral fellowships in Toronto and Oxford. In 2008, Professor Riley was awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award by the European Society of Cardiology, in recognition of his team’s discovery that activated epicardial cells can regenerate the adult mammalian heart. In 2014 he was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Research Theme


Research Group

Riley Group

Dept/Faculty affiliations

Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics

Current Area of Research

Cardiovascular development and regeneration


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EA: Amie Flory

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