Dr Karl E Herbert

Dr Karl Herbert Senior Lecturer

BSc (Hons) Applied Biochemistry, First Class, 1982, Brunel University
PhD, 1986, The Medical College of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, University of London

Tel: +44 (0)116 258 3046

Email: keh3@le.ac.uk

Address: Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Clinical Sciences Wing, Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester, LE3 9QP

Personal details

BSc (Hons), PhD

I have a BSc and PhD and currently work as Senior Lecturer within the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Leicester. I am also member of the Society for Redox Biology and Medicine.


  • Molecular and cellular mechanisms of cardiovascular ageing

  • Oxidative DNA damage and repair in humans

  • Mitochondria and cellular oxidative stress

Cardiovascular Sciences at Leicester

Cardiovascular research has been a major strength of the Leicester Medical School since its inception with internationally recognised research spanning the full spectrum from bench to bedside.  The work has had major impact on the treatment of patients nationally and globally. The Department of Cardiovascular Sciences has strong links with the NHS as illustrated by the award of a National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Unit in Cardiovascular Disease. The Department has an excellent record in student training and we are proud to have been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award.

Staff working in the laboratoryThe Department has more than 160 staff and postgraduate students, including over 40 academic staff and is part of the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology. The Department is led by Professor Thompson G Robinson) and managed by a Departmental Leadership Team.

The Department hosts the British Heart Foundation Chair in Cardiac Surgery Professor Gavin Murphy.

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