To herald a new series of seminars for the School of Life Sciences, a specialist in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) will be visiting the University.

Dr Mark Ormiston, from the University of Cambridge, will be speaking about his research into PAH – a progressive disorder characterised by abnormally high blood pressure (hypertension) in the pulmonary artery, the blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the lungs.

Dr Ormiston, who holds a prestigious British Heart Foundation intermediate fellowship, completed his doctorate in Biomedical Engineering and Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Toronto.

He said: “Through my research, I have developed an interest in the cellular mechanisms governing pulmonary vascular remodelling in health and disease, with a particular focus on the capacity of circulating cells of the immune system to regulate blood vessel growth and repair.”

The talk entitled ‘Innate immunity in the pathogenesis and treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension’ will take place from 2-3pm on Wednesday, 4th December, in the Business and Law Building, room BL1002.

It is part of a new programme of speakers taking place at the Brayford Campus, University of Lincoln.