Alan J. Stewart

Alan is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews.


Alan's research is interdisciplinary and sits at the interface between the basic sciences and medicine. Research in his laboratory is focused upon how metal ions are handled in the body and the roles they play in regulating medically/physiologically relevant processes. Collectively, his work provides detailed and reliable data relating to the transport and speciation of metal ions (particularly zinc and calcium) in the circulation and new insights into their cellular functions and role in disease states. Currently, Alan's team are examining ways in which defective metal handling contributes to pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases, including vascular eye disease and dementia.