Jessal Patel PhD, MPharm, AFHEA
Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow, University of Hertfordshire, School of Life and Medical Sciences, College Lane, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB.
My current research focuses on the effects of extracellular nucleotides on vascular calcification. More specifically, I am interested in how these compounds modulate the transdifferentiation of primary vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) to an osteoblast-like phenotype. Other recent interests include investigating the effects of hypothermia and antidiabetics on the formation and function of primary osteoblasts and osteoclasts.