Professor Peter Grant
Professor of Medicine, University of Leeds and Honorary Consultant Physician, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Division of Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research
Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics
The LIGHT Laboratories
University of Leeds
- Genetic And Environmental Determinants Of Fibrin Structure/Function In Relation To Insulin Resistance
- Type 2 Diabetes And Cardiovascular Disease
Peter Grant is a practicing Consultant Diabetologist in the Leeds Acute Teaching Hospitals Trust, with a particular interest in management of vascular risk in patients with diabetes. He is also Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research within the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Leeds. The Division consists of approximately 50 researchers including clinical academic cardiologists and diabetologists, post-doctoral staff and PhD students. He has a current grant income of ~£3.3m, including a British Heart Foundation Programme Grant and funding for 2 Senior Clinical Fellowships.
This mission of the Division is to understand the molecular basis of the strong biological link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease and Professor Grant’s major research theme in this strategy is the genetic and environmental determinants of fibrin structure and function in relation to insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease. He has published over 200 original articles in peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Blood, Circulation and The Lancet.
Professor Grant is also Editor-in-Chief of the international journal, Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research, which is a new peer reviewed journal referenced on medline which publishes research that links these two common conditions. .