Gerald J. Maarman has a Doctorate in Medicine Sciences in Medicine, from the University of Cape Town, Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa (HICRA). He completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Exercise Science & Sports Medicine and continued his research in cardiovascular medicine/physiology. He has more than 24 publications (published & in submission) in the fields of medical physiology, cardiovascular biology, pulmonary hypertension and therapeutic drug interventions. Journals that contain his work include the prestigious Journal of Pineal Research, Journal of Applied Physiology, Cardiovascular Drugs & Therapy, Pulmonary Circulation, Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine and Nutrition Research. Gerald has a keen interest in the cardioprotective effects of natural antioxidant molecules/plants including melatonin and Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos). He work is performed in various cell culture models as well as animal models of heart diseases.
Gerald J. Maarman research interests are: Cardiovascular physiology/biology in heart failure (left and right) due to diseases such as pulmonary hypertension or hypertension. Acute myocardial ischemia, ischemic heart disease and ischemia/reperfusion injury. Further interests includes the role of mitochondria, antioxidant systems and oxidative stress in cardiac disease. A strong interest in delineating underlying mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases that can be used to inform drug discovery and development.