Dr Gillian Durham

PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), AFHEA

Post-doctoral Research Assistant

Role at Hull York Medical School

Gillian is a Post-doctoral Research Assistant within Professor Tim Palmer's lab. Research interests include vascular biology, inflammatory signalling, and regulation of pro-inflammatory signalling.


Completed degrees at University of Bradford before moving to Hull for my first post-doc position.


My PhD research was focused on the potential role for IL-6 trans-signalling in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and whether prostanoid induction of SOCS3 is sufficient to limit IL-6 signalling and thus, have a therapeutic benefit in PAH. Now, my research interests have broadened to investigate other functions of SOCS3 in cardiovascular disease such as the SOCS3-cavin 1 interaction, although IL-6 inhibition is still a key focus.


View Gillian's publications on ORCID.

Selected publications

Durham, G. A., Williams, J. J. L., Nasim, M. T. and Palmer, T. M. (2019) Targeting SOCS Proteins to Control JAK-STAT Signalling in Disease. Trends Pharmacol Sci.

Honours and awards

Vice Chancellor Outstanding Achievement Award (May 2019, University of Bradford)

Physiolution GmbH prize for Exceptional Leadership and Engagement (Oct 2018, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of Bradford)