Professor of Vascular Physiology, King's College London
Professor Mann studied Zoology (1973) at George Washington University and earned his MSc (1974) and PhD Degrees in Physiology (1978) from University College London. He was awarded a 4-year postdoctoral Fellowship at Queen Elizabeth College in London before being appointed at King’s College London as a Lecturer in Physiology (1981), a Reader in Physiology (1992), and a Professor of Vascular Physiology (1997,-). The main interest of Professor Mann’s group is investigating signalling cascades involved in transcriptional activation of Nrf2-targeted antioxidant defense genes in vascular cells in oxidative stress to model relevant pathological diseases (ischemic stroke, atherosclerosis, and gestational diabetes).
Assistant Professor in Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham
Dr. Joern Steinert obtained his BSc in Biophysics from Humboldt University, Berlin (1996) and PhD in Vascular Biology from King’s College London (2001). As a postdoctoral researcher, he studied physiological principles of neurotransmission using mammalian and Drosophila model systems in Tuebingen (2002) and Heidelberg (2004). He worked as a senior investigator with Prof. Ian Forsythe at the Leicester MRC Toxicology Unit, and became a program leader in the same institute. He has been working as an assistant professor at the University of Nottingham since 2020. His research focuses on the regulation of neuronal excitability involving nitric oxide signaling and the relationship of oxidative stress in neurodegeneration using informative animal models.