Dr Andrew Paul

Senior Lecturer

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences


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Andy holds a Senior Lectureship position in the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Strathclyde and has 20 years experience of research and teaching across the Biomedical Science (BMS) and Pharmacy (MPharm) programmes related to application of protein biochemistry and molecular pharmacology, in the context of cellular signalling, to health and disease. Andy is a graduate of the University of Glasgow (BSc (Hons) Biochemistry; 1986-1990) and completed his second degree (PhD Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 1990-1993) at the University of Glasgow in association with the Wellcome Foundation, Beckenham.

The work in Andy's research lab focusses on the role of the inhibitory kappaB kinases (IKKs) in the regulation of both Nuclear Factor kappaB (NFkappaB)-dependent and -independent transcription in mediating inflammatory-based responses relevant to infection, regulation of immunity, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

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IL-1β stimulates a novel, IKKα -dependent, NIK -independent activation of non-canonical NFκB signalling
McIntosh Kathryn, Khalaf Yousif H, Craig Rachel, West Christopher, McCulloch Ashley, Waghmare Ajay, Lawson Christopher, Chan Edmond YW, MacKay Simon, Paul Andrew, Plevin Robin
Cellular Signalling Vol 107 (2023)
Determining the prognostic significance of IKKα in prostate cancer
Montes Melania, MacKenzie Lewis, McAllister Milly J, Roseweir Antonia, McCall Pamela, Hatziieremia Sophia, Underwood Mark A, Boyd Marie, Paul Andrew, Plevin Robin, MacKay Simon P, Edwards Joanne
The Prostate Vol 80, pp. 1188-1202 (2020)
Compromised cardiovascular function in aged rats corresponds with increased expression and activity of calcium/calmodulin dependent protein kinase IIδ in aortic endothelium
McCluskey Claire, Mooney Laura, Paul Andrew, Currie Susan
Vascular pharmacology Vol 118-119 (2019)
Inhibition of cytokine-mediated JNK signalling by purinergic P2Y11 receptors, a novel protective mechanism in endothelial cells
Ng Pei Y, McIntosh Kathryn A, Hargrave Gillian, Ho Ka H, Paul Andrew, Plevin Robin
Cellular Signalling Vol 51, pp. 59-71 (2018)
CaMKIIδ interacts directly with IKKβ and modulates NF-kB signalling in adult cardiac fibroblasts
Martin Tamara P, McCluskey Claire, Cunningham Margaret R, Beattie James, Paul Andrew, Currie Susan
Cellular Signalling (2018)
Inhibitory Kappa B kinase α (IKKα) inhibitors that recapitulate their selectivity in cells against isoform-related biomarkers
Anthony Nahoum G, Baiget Jessica, Berretta Giacomo, Boyd Marie, Breen David, Edwards Joanne, Gamble Carly, Gray Alexander I, Harvey Alan L, Hatziieremia Sophia, Ho Ka Ho, Huggan Judith K, Lang Stuart, Llona-Minguez Sabin, Luo Jia Lin, McIntosh Kathryn, Paul Andrew, Plevin Robin J, Robertson Murray N, Scott Rebecca, Suckling Colin J, Sutcliffe Oliver Brook, Young Louise C, MacKay Simon P
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry Vol 60, pp. 7043-7066 (2017)

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EMBO/FEBS Conference , Spain
Keynote/plenary speaker

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Development of a first-in-class IKKalpha inhibitor for the treatment of castrate resistant p
MacKay, Simon (Principal Investigator) Halbert, Gavin (Co-investigator) Paul, Andrew (Co-investigator) Suckling, Colin (Co-investigator) Watson, David (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2024
Prevention of CXCL12 production in cells of the cardiovascular system by IKK alpha inhibition (BHF PhD Studentship)
Plevin, Robin (Principal Investigator) Coats, Paul (Co-investigator) MacKay, Simon (Co-investigator) Paul, Andrew (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2022
A proof-of-concept study to establish a systematic approach for the discovery of allosteric sites in proteins
Anthony, Nahoum Guillaume Hsuan (Principal Investigator) Paul, Andrew (Co-investigator)
05-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2017
CXCL12 as a assay system for IKKapha inhibitor drugs
Plevin, Robin (Principal Investigator) Paul, Andrew (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2017
Plevin, Robin (Principal Investigator) Boyd, Marie (Co-investigator) Paul, Andrew (Co-investigator)
Understanding the effects of cancer radiation therapy on endothelial cell dysfunction- the role of Nuclear factor kapppa B
01-Jan-2013 - 30-Jan-2016
First-in-class drugs for CRPC
MacKay, Simon (Principal Investigator) Boyd, Marie (Co-investigator) Paul, Andrew (Co-investigator) Plevin, Robin (Co-investigator) Suckling, Colin (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2013 - 30-Jan-2016

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Dr Andrew Paul
Senior Lecturer
Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Email: a.paul@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 2028