Prof David Eisner M.A. D.Phil, Dr (h.c.), FRCP (Hon), FMedSci

Professor of Cardiac Physiology

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David Eisner (B.A. Cambridge, Natural Sciences, 1976; D.Phil Oxford, Physiology, 1979).

Lecturer and Wellcome Trust Senior Lecturer,  Department of Physiology, University College London (1980-1990).

Professor of Veterinary Biology, University of Liverpool (1990-1999)

David Eisner is the British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiac Physiology at the University of Manchester. 

He received his B.A. (Natural Sciences) from Cambridge and D. Phil (Physiology) from Oxford.  His early research focused on the regulation of intracellular sodium in cardiac muscle and the effects on contraction. He then investigated the control of intracellular calcium concentration and its role in the production of arrhythmias. He has worked extensively on the factors that regulate the calcium content of the sarcoplasmic reticulum and how this is altered in disease.  His most recent work has been concerned with the regulation of diastolic calcium concentration.

He has served as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology  and The Journal of  Physiology.  He has served on grants panels for The British Heart Foundation, MRC and Wellcome Trust.  He was a member of panels for RAE 2001 & 2008 as well as REF2014. 


Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Chairman, Editorial Board, The Journal of Physiology (1997-2000)

International Secretary, The Physiological Society (2003-2007)

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology (2007-2016)

Chair, British Society for Cardiovascular Research (2006-2008)

Chair, European Working Group of Cellular Cardiac Electrophysiology (2008-2010)

President, European Federation of Physiological Societies (2011-2015)

President, International Society for Heart Research, European Section (2014-2016)

President, The Physiological Society (2016-2018)


Member of panels for Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2001 and 2008

Member of panel for Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

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