Dr Paula Heister
College Teaching Associate in Medicine

MA, MSc, DPhil (Oxon), MBBS (Lond)

I am a physician-scientist with a background in pharmacology. My particular interest is intracellular calcium signalling, with a focus on the role of calcium channels in health and disease. I also maintain an interest in medical ethics, and am a keen advocate for collaborations between the basic sciences, clinical sciences, and the arts and humanities.

Heister, P.M., Powell, T., Galione, A. Glucose and NAADP trigger elementary intracellular β-cell Ca2+ signals (forthcoming). bioRxiv preprint DOI: 10.1101/2020.11.01.363804

Martin, J., Petrillo, A., Smyth, A.C., Shaida, N., Khwaja, S., Cheow, H.K., Duckworth,A., Heister, P.M., Praseedom, R., Jah,A., Balakrishnan, A., Harper, S., Liau,S., Kosmoliaptsis, V., Huguet, E. Colorectal liver metastases: current management and future perspectives (2020). World Journal of Clinical Oncology. 11(10): 761-808.

Heister, P.M., Poston, R. Pharmacological Hypothesis: TPC2 Antagonist Tetrandrine as a Potential Therapeutic Agent for COVID-19 (2020). Pharmacology Research & Perspectives. 8(5): e00653.

Maki, S., Kramarz, C., Heister, P.M., Pasha, K. First Presentation of Addison’s Disease as Hyperkalaemia in Acute Kidney Injury (2016). BMJ Case Rep. 11th May.

Arredouani, A., Ruas, M., Collins, S. C., Parkesh, R., Clough, F., Pillinger, T., Coltart, G., Rietdorf, K., Royle, A., Johnson, P., Braun, M., Zhang, Q., Sones, W., Shimomura, K., Morgan, A.J., Lewis, A.M., Chuang, K., Tunn, R., Gadea, J., Teboul, L., Heister, P.M., Tynan, P.W., Bellomo, E.A., Rutter, G.A., Rorsman, P., Churchill, G.C., Parrington, J., Galione, A. NAADP and endolysosomal two-pore channels modulate membrane excitability and stimulus-secretion coupling in mouse pancreatic β cells (2015). J. Biol. Chem. 290(35): 21376 - 92.