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Professor David Eisner (M.A. D.Phil, FRCP (Hon), FMedSci) - personal details

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Professor David Eisner

Role: BHF Professor of Cardiac Physiology

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 2702




David Eisner (B.A. Cambridge, Natural Sciences, 1976; D.Phil Oxford, Physiology, 1979).

He spent the period 1980- 1990 in the Department of Physiology at University College London. From 1990-1999 he was Professor of Veterinary Biology at Liverpool University before moving to Manchester as Professor of Cardiac Physiology in October 1999.

He has received the Pfizer Prize for Biology (1985), the Wellcome Prize in Physiology (1988) and given the QR Murphy lecture at the University of Wisconsin (1992), the Reimer Lecture of the International Society for Heart Research (2008), the Dorothy Wedgwood Lecture for Young People (2008), the  Peter Baker Memorial Lecture (2010), the Carmeliet-Coraboeuf-Weidmann Lecture of the European Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology (2013) and the GL Brown Lecture of the Physiological Society (2014).  He has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and  to Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians.  He serves on the editorial board of  Cell Calcium and is a  Senior Consulting Editor of Circulation Research. He is the Editor in Chief of  The Journal of  Molecular and Cellular Cardiology. Until July 2000, he was Chairman of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Physiology. He was previously International Secretary of the Physiological Society and Chair of the British Society for Cardiovascular Research.  He was Chair of the Working Group of Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology and is the President of the Federation of European Physiological Societies (FEPS) and President-Elect of the International Society for Heart Research (European Section).  He chaired the International Scientific Programme Committe for the 2013 meeting of the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS).  He has served on panels for the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2001 and 2008 and is currently a member of the Biological Sciences Panel for REF2014.