Dr Liz Fitzgerald BSc, PhD, DIC

Lecturer in Pharmacology

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Despite substantial roles in undergraduate teaching and postgraduate research management, Dr Fitzgerald maintains research interests in the molecular and cellular physiology of ion channels. More specifically, her work has focused on 2 main areas: 1. Structure-function studies of voltage-gated calcium channels and 2) Ion channels and cancer.  She has extensive expertise in a broad range of techniques in physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology.



1988: BSc in Zoology, University of Newcastle, UK

1992: PhD and DIC in Neurobiology, Imperial College, London, UK


Employment History:

1993-1995: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, UK

1996-1997: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University College London, UK

1998-2003: Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow, University College London, UK

2003-2004: Lecturer in Pharmacology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK

2004-2016: Lecturer in Pharmacology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, UK

2016-present: Lecturer in Pharmacology, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (FBMH), University of Manchester, UK


Faculty Positions:

2014-2016: Academic Lead for International Postgraduate Research, Faculty of Life Sciences.

2016-present: Doctoral Academy Lead for International Postgraduate Research, FBMH.


Internal Committees:

2014-2016: Postgraduate Research Committee, Faculty of Life Sciences.

2016-present: Doctoral Academy Management Group, FBMH.

2016-present: Doctoral Academy Research Degrees Panel, FBMH.

2016-present: International PGR Strategy and Implementation Group (Chair), FBMH.

2017 - present: Faculty Internationalisation Group, FBMH.



2012: Patent 1210983, Modulators of Calcium Signalling. Drs Owen Jones & Liz Fitzgerald.




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