Professor Anwar Baydoun

Job: Associate Dean Research and Innovation / Professor of Pharmacology

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: Leicester School of Pharmacy

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 250 6075




Personal profile

Professor Anwar Baydoun is a Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society and currently the Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at De Montfort University. He has served on the International Steering Committee for the Pan-Asian International Conference on Science and Technology 2015 and on the International Steering Committee for the International Heart Forum (2005-2010). He was on the Editorial Board of the British Pharmacological Society (2002-2006) and is on peer review panels for several international journals.

Professor Baydoun is a Cardiovascular Pharmacologist and an accomplished researcher in the field of cell signalling, applying his work to understanding physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms that may generate novel targets for drug development. He is most widely known for his work on nitric oxide and cationic amino acid transporters but also researches into the mechanisms that regulate the differentiation of stem cells into cardiomyocytes as well as those that regulate the process of vascular calcification in kidney and/or cardiovascular disease states. He collaborates extensively with clinicians and with pharmaceutical industries in developing in vitro models for drug screening and of disease states.

Research group affiliations

Leicester Institute of Pharmaceutical Innovation for Integrated Care (LIPIIC)

Research interests/expertise

Cardiovascular pathologies, stem cell differentiation and cardiac regeneration, vascular calcification, cell signalling.

Areas of teaching

Receptor Pharmacology, Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology, Therapeutic Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Cell Molecular and Vascular Biology.


PhD in Biochemical Pharmacology

BSc (Hons) Pharmacology

Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society

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