Dr Ruchaya focuses his research on cardiovascular disease and stem cell therapy. His main expertise is in pre-clinical in-vivo physiology. Currently, Dr. Ruchaya is investigating mechanisms of how (1) the ageing process predisposes individuals to cardiovascular disease and (2) how ageing negatively influences stem cell efficacy as a therapeutic intervention.
Dr. Ruchaya has active collaborators at Queen Mary University London and King’s College London, where he is co-supervising two PhD students (in collaboration with Prof. Ellison-Hughes and Dr. Clark). These projects aim to investigate; (1) how to enhance stem cell engraftment in an in vivo model of left ventricular heart failure, using PET/MRI imaging and (2) the mechanisms of how ageing induces cardiomyocyte damage, using in vivo and in vitro based assays. At the University of East London, Dr. Ruchaya is co-supervising 2 PhD students; in collaboration with Dr. Meah, Dr. Morgan and Dr. Carpenter, one project focuses on the effect of types of smoking (cigarette, water pipe and electronic) on autonomic control and damage of cardiopulmonary function at rest and exercise. In collaboration with Dr. Bringloe and Dr. Rallis, the second project focuses on mechanisms underlying neuronal dysfunction in ageing.
Internationally, Dr. Ruchaya actively collaborates on integrative research projects with the Federal University of Goias, Brazil and the Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens, Greece. Currently, Dr. Ruchaya has two active grants based on ageing and the efficacy of second-generation stem cell therapy. His laboratory actively supports inquiries into collaboration and PhD studentships and can be contacted on email@example.com or 020 8223 4539.