PTTU provides the skilled staff and infrastructure to develop and deliver clinicial research projects for the benefit of patients and the community.

Dr Leon D’Cruz

PTTU Research Associate

Dr Leon Gerard D’Cruz joined the Research and Innovation Department at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust in 2020, following a post-doc at CTRIC, Ulster University, Northern Ireland studying the role of senescence and role of biomarkers in post-MI repair in reprogrammed tissue-culture models (using Yamanaka factors) of post-MI scar tissue and genetic polymorphisms responsible for drug-resistance in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Leon has completed previous post-doctoral training at Cardiff University, NIMR-MRC (London) and Maidstone Hospital (Kent). With a strong scientific-research and clinical background, following his PhD at the Cardiology department at St. George’s Hospital (2002), he has delivered and setup trials in clinical settings. He has also developed and carried out trials on clinical devices as well as industrial promotion of them while at Ulster University and worked towards the adoption of clinical devices as standard care pathway within NICE. He brings his research insight, statistical and analytical expertise to the PTTU team.

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