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Professor Paul Riley

Roles and subjects

Professorial Fellow in Medicine



Professor Paul Riley is Professorial Fellow in Medicine at Jesus College, British Heart Foundation Professor of Regenerative Medicine, Director of the Institute of Developmental & Regenerative Medicine; Chair of Development and Cell Biology in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at the University of Oxford.

Academic Background


BSc: University of Leeds, Department of Zoology; 1987-1990
PhD: University College London, Institute of Zoology; 1992-1995

Research Positions:

Welcome International Travelling Fellow: Post-doctoral training at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto CA; 1996-1999

Post-doctoral Training at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford; 1999

Non-Clinical Lecturer (1999-2000); Senior Lecturer (2003-2007); Reader (2007-2009); Professor (2009-2011), UCL-Institute of Child Health; 1999-2011

British Heart Foundation Professor of Regenerative Medicine; Chair of Development and Reproduction, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics University of Oxford; 2011-present.

Inaugural Director of The Institute of Developmental & Regenerative Medicine, University of Oxford; 2020 -present.


Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences 2014
European Society of Cardiology Basic Sciences Council Outstanding Achievement Award 2008
MRC Career Establishment Award 2003-2008

Undergraduate Teaching


FHS of Medical and Physiological Sciences (2012- present)

University College London:

BSc Biomedical Sciences, SGHMS (2006-2011);
BSc Veterinary Sciences; RVC (2007-2011): Cardiovascular Development.

Postgraduate Teaching


Stem cells: A Pathway through the Maze (OSCI; 2012-present)

University College London:

MSc in Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Medicine (2001-2011): Cardiovascular Development;
MRes in Biomedicine (2002-2011): Expression Systems;
UCL CoMPLEX MRes (2007-2011): Wound healing;
MSc Heart and Circulation (2009-2011): Cardiovascular Stem Cells.

Research Interests

Cardiovascular development and regeneration;

Transcriptional control of heart development and models of congenital heart disease;

Resident stem/progenitor cell-derived cardiac repair and regeneration.


Subject notes for courses taught at Jesus College:

See also the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and GeneticsOxford Stem Cell Institute, BHF Regenerative Medicine Centre and Institute of Developmental & Regenerative Medicine websites.