June 13th, 2022 – Dr Maryna Basalay Awarded CDRC Fast Track Grant

The Hatter Cardiovascular Institute congratulates Dr Maryna Basalay on being awarded a UCL CRDC Fast Track Grant in the recent call.  This was achieved against strong opposition and judged by a panel of peers.

Dr Basalay’s project ‘SGLT1 & SGLT2 inhibition – their potential roles in protecting the heart’ will investigate the hypothesis that the beneficial effects of SGLT2 inhibitors are mediated via the autonomic nervous system, representing a vital link connecting the heart with other organs, and thus providing important protection in the setting of ischaemia for both the heart and the brain.

The award of £37,199.09 will support Dr Basalay to continue her research in this emerging area of neuroprotection science over the next year with the aim of producing strong pilot data to enable a further application to an external funder for a larger, more strategic award.

The CRDC Fast Track scheme is a collaboration between the NIHR University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre and the UCLH Charity.

Many congratulations Maryna!