The British Atherosclerosis Society (BAS) Young Scientist Community (YSC) is a group of cardiovascular research scientists in their early career who are actively engaged in the BAS. The mission of the BAS YSC is to bring early-stage researchers together by offering a vibrant and supportive network, to boost their future career in cardiovascular science through scientific communication, career development and communal activities.
- to facilitate scientific communication and collaboration amongst young researchers
- to provide a platform to discuss the career challenges facing early-stage researchers
- to connect young researchers with one another and with top leaders in the cardiovascular field
- to increase the outreach of BAS to attract more young researchers to participate at annual BAS meetings
- to disseminate significant scientific developments or discoveries in the cardiovascular field amongst BAS members
- Specific session at the annual BAS meeting dedicated to YSC with career-oriented seminars
- Biannual newsletter with highlights of BAS meetings and more
- Stay connected, stay up-to-date and expand your network via our LinkedIn page
Introduction of the nucleus members:
Dr Golforoush’s research expertise is focused on the area of myocardial infarction. Initially investigating protein-protein interactions of associated myocardial infarction pathways, she advanced her research by developing novel compounds to reduce myocardial infarction damage. She has more recently focused on applying this knowledge to focus on cardioprotection for anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity during her time at Imperial College London. At The Hatter Cardiovascular Institute she is now using her expertise to target injury induced in atherosclerotic models. She joined the YSC as nucleus member in January 2022.
Dr Jordi Lambert completed her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Reading. She then obtained a PhD from the University of East Anglia in 2019, where she researched cell-matrix interactions in angiogenesis. She is currently a post-doc in the lab of Dr. Helle Jørgensen at the university of Cambridge, where she works on vascular smooth muscle cell phenotypic switching in atherosclerosis. She joined the YSC as nucleus member in January 2022.
Chris Kotanidis is a NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Cardiology at the University of Newcastle with a research interest in translational data science and cardiovascular imaging. He obtained his medical degree in Greece and his DPhil from the University of Oxford.
Danielle Lezama is a 2nd year BHF funded PhD student at the University of Birmingham (UoB) studying novel pathways to target inflammatory T cells in acute coronary syndromes. She completed her undergraduate studies at St Georges, University of London and her MRes in Cardiovascular Sciences at UoB.
Danila Gurgone is a Research Associate studying the role of the immune-inflammatory response involved in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis and hypertension at the University of Glasgow. She previously worked under the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Research Grant at the School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health, Glasgow.