Dr Laurice Fretwell

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Allied Health Sciences

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

T: +44 (0)116 250 6297

E: lfretwell@dmu.ac.uk

W: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/hls


Personal profile

  • Cardiovascular cell signalling
  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Potassium channels
  • GPCRs
  • VEGFRs

Research group affiliations

  • Cell Signalling

Research interests/expertise

  • Cell-based assays
  • Pressure myography
  • Organ bath studies
  • Western blot
  • Molecular biology
  • Regional haemodynamics
  • Statistics and experimental design

Areas of teaching

  • Organ Systems Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Statistics


  • BSc (Hons) Physiology and Pharmacology – Nottingham Trent University (2002-2005)
  • PhD in Cardiovascular Cell Signalling – Nottingham Trent University (2005-2009)
  • Career Development Fellow in Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Drug Discovery – The University of Nottingham (2010-2013)

Honours and awards

  • British Pharmacological Society Diploma in Advanced Pharmacology (2012)
  • WinSET Award (2012): Represented the School of Biomedical Sciences at the Women in Science, Engineering and Technology event (University of Nottingham)

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • British Pharmacological Society
  • The Physiological Society

Conference attendance

  • British Pharmacology Winter Meeting, 2011: Cardiovascular effects of the KCNQ channel opener, retigabine, in conscious rats
  • British Pharmacology Winter Meeting, 2011: Cardiovascular responses to tetraethylammonium in conscious rats under normotensive and pharmacologically-induced hypertensive conditionsEPHAR, 2008: Role of Ca2+-activated K+ channels in adenosine A1 receptor-mediated protection against hypoxia-induced cell death in myocardiac H9c2 cells.
  • Life Sciences, 2007: Functional expression of the adenosine A1 and κ-opioid receptor in myocardiac H9c2 cells.

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