Dr Eilidh MacDonald

  • Research Fellow (Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health)

Biography

Eilidh is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health at the University of Glasgow. Eilidh comes from Canada, which is also where she completed her PhD at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. During this time, she studied intrinsic regulation of the heart’s natural pacemaker and the effects of mechano-electric interactions on heart rhythm.

Eilidh has worked with Prof Chris Loughrey since January 2021 investigating cardiac dysfunction. Specifically, she has been working to understand mechanisms by which cardiac disease leads to changes in heart architecture and function, and how this adverse cardiac remodelling leads to heart failure and arrhythmia. She is fascinated by the heart and loves working to understand the complex and intricate ways in which it self-regulates both in health and disease in order to perform its very simple (yet essential to life) task – to pump.

Eilidh is a member of the International Society for Heart Research, the Physiological Society, and the British Society for Cardiovascular Research. In 2022 she was awarded the British Society for Cardiovascular Research Early Career Researcher Award and in 2023 was selected for a Journal of Physiology Editorial Board Fellowship.

Publications

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Number of items: 8.

2023

Martin, T. P. et al. (2023) Ribonucleicacid interference or small molecule inhibition of Runx1 in the border zone prevents cardiac contractile dysfunction following myocardial infarction. Cardiovascular Research, 119(16), 2663–2671-2663–2671. (doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvad107) (PMID:37433039) (PMCID:PMC10730241)

2022

Martin, T. P. , MacDonald, E. A. , Elbassioni, A. A., Zaeri, A. A. I., O'Toole, D., Nicklin, S. A. , Gray, G. A. and Loughrey, C. M. (2022) Pre-clinical models of myocardial infarction: from mechanism to translation. British Journal of Pharmacology, 179(5), pp. 770-791. (doi: 10.1111/bph.15595) (PMID:34131903)

Stoyek, M. R., MacDonald, E. , Mantifel, M., Baillie, J. S., Selig, B. M., Croll, R. P., Smith, F. M. and Quinn, T. A. (2022) Drivers of sinoatrial node automaticity in zebrafish: comparison with mechanisms of mammalian pacemaker function. Frontiers in Physiology, 13, 818122. (doi: 10.3389/fphys.2022.818122) (PMID:35295582) (PMCID:PMC8919049)

2021

MacDonald, E. A. and Quinn, T. A. (2021) What keeps us ticking? Sinoatrial node mechano-sensitivity: the grandfather clock of cardiac rhythm. Biophysical Reviews, 13(5), pp. 707-716. (doi: 10.1007/s12551-021-00831-8) (PMID:34777615)

2020

MacDonald, E. A. , Madl, J., Greiner, J., Ramadan, A. F., Wells, S. M., Torrente, A. G., Kohl, P., Rog-Zielinska, E. A. and Quinn, T. A. (2020) Sinoatrial node structure, mechanics, electrophysiology and the chronotropic response to stretch in rabbit and mouse. Frontiers in Physiology, 11, 809. (doi: 10.3389/fphys.2020.00809) (PMID:32774307) (PMCID:PMC7388775)

MacDonald, E. A. , Rose, R. A. and Quinn, T. A. (2020) Neurohumoral control of sinoatrial node activity and heart rate: insight from experimental models and findings from humans. Frontiers in Physiology, 11, 170. (doi: 10.3389/fphys.2020.00170) (PMID:32194439) (PMCID:PMC7063087)

2018

MacDonald, E. and Quinn, T. A. (2018) Mechanical Determinants of the Chronotropic Response to Sinoatrial Stretch. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology 124:91. Meeting Abstract: 2018 ISHR-NAS annual meeting, Halifax, NS, Canada, 29 May - 1 Jun 2018. (doi: 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2018.07.030)

2017

MacDonald, E. A. , Stoyek, M. R., Rose, R. A. and Quinn, T. A. (2017) Intrinsic regulation of sinoatrial node function and the zebrafish as a model of stretch effects on pacemaking. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, 130(Part B), pp. 198-211. (doi: 10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2017.07.012) (PMID:28743586)

This list was generated on Fri May 17 08:51:11 2024 BST.
Number of items: 8.

Articles

Martin, T. P. et al. (2023) Ribonucleicacid interference or small molecule inhibition of Runx1 in the border zone prevents cardiac contractile dysfunction following myocardial infarction. Cardiovascular Research, 119(16), 2663–2671-2663–2671. (doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvad107) (PMID:37433039) (PMCID:PMC10730241)

Martin, T. P. , MacDonald, E. A. , Elbassioni, A. A., Zaeri, A. A. I., O'Toole, D., Nicklin, S. A. , Gray, G. A. and Loughrey, C. M. (2022) Pre-clinical models of myocardial infarction: from mechanism to translation. British Journal of Pharmacology, 179(5), pp. 770-791. (doi: 10.1111/bph.15595) (PMID:34131903)

Stoyek, M. R., MacDonald, E. , Mantifel, M., Baillie, J. S., Selig, B. M., Croll, R. P., Smith, F. M. and Quinn, T. A. (2022) Drivers of sinoatrial node automaticity in zebrafish: comparison with mechanisms of mammalian pacemaker function. Frontiers in Physiology, 13, 818122. (doi: 10.3389/fphys.2022.818122) (PMID:35295582) (PMCID:PMC8919049)

MacDonald, E. A. and Quinn, T. A. (2021) What keeps us ticking? Sinoatrial node mechano-sensitivity: the grandfather clock of cardiac rhythm. Biophysical Reviews, 13(5), pp. 707-716. (doi: 10.1007/s12551-021-00831-8) (PMID:34777615)

MacDonald, E. A. , Madl, J., Greiner, J., Ramadan, A. F., Wells, S. M., Torrente, A. G., Kohl, P., Rog-Zielinska, E. A. and Quinn, T. A. (2020) Sinoatrial node structure, mechanics, electrophysiology and the chronotropic response to stretch in rabbit and mouse. Frontiers in Physiology, 11, 809. (doi: 10.3389/fphys.2020.00809) (PMID:32774307) (PMCID:PMC7388775)

MacDonald, E. A. , Rose, R. A. and Quinn, T. A. (2020) Neurohumoral control of sinoatrial node activity and heart rate: insight from experimental models and findings from humans. Frontiers in Physiology, 11, 170. (doi: 10.3389/fphys.2020.00170) (PMID:32194439) (PMCID:PMC7063087)

MacDonald, E. A. , Stoyek, M. R., Rose, R. A. and Quinn, T. A. (2017) Intrinsic regulation of sinoatrial node function and the zebrafish as a model of stretch effects on pacemaking. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, 130(Part B), pp. 198-211. (doi: 10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2017.07.012) (PMID:28743586)

Conference or Workshop Item

MacDonald, E. and Quinn, T. A. (2018) Mechanical Determinants of the Chronotropic Response to Sinoatrial Stretch. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology 124:91. Meeting Abstract: 2018 ISHR-NAS annual meeting, Halifax, NS, Canada, 29 May - 1 Jun 2018. (doi: 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2018.07.030)

This list was generated on Fri May 17 08:51:11 2024 BST.

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Targeting RUNX1 to prevent adverse cardiac remodelling
    Wellcome Trust
    2022 - 2023
     

Supervision

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2022: Early Career Investigator Marshall Award (British Society for Cardiovascular Research)
  • 2019: Postgraduate Scholarship-Doctoral (Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada)
  • 2018: MacDonald Graduate Studentship (Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation)
  • 2018: BrightRed Paul & Mary O’Regan Graduate Research Award (Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canada)
  • 2020: Research Training Award (Mitacs Canada)
  • 2020: Physiology & Biophysics Graduate Student Research Award (Dalhousie University)
  • 2019: Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine Graduate Studentship (Dalhousie University)
  • 2018: Globalink Research Award (Mitacs Canada)

Editorial boards

  • 2023: Journal of Physiology