Professor John Coote

Posted by ep256 at Feb 20, 2018 10:12 AM |
The University is saddened to hear of the passing of Professor John Coote, who worked in the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

John Coote, cardiovascular physiologist passed away on November 27, 2017.

He completed a BSc and PhD in physiology at the University of London and spent much of his working life at the University of Birmingham.

He was appointed visiting professor at the University of Leicester in 2000 in the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences.

During his time in Leicester, he collaborated with Professor André Ng; John focused on the way the brain and heart interact through the nervous system. His work showed - contrary to previous assumptions - that the vagus nerve plays a key role in protecting the heart against rhythmic disturbances.

John was an honorary member of the Physiological Society and served as chairman of the editorial board of its monthly journal. He was awarded the Carl Ludwig Distinguished Lectureship of the American Physiological Society in 2003 and the Paton Prize of the Physiological Society in 2005.

John’s family ask you to share your memories about him here.

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