Contact Details


Role: Non-Stipendiary Lecturer in Medicine

Oliver Neely standing in front of the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford


I began studying medicine at Magdalen College, Oxford and matriculated in 2014. After 3 years I intercalated a 4-year BHF-funded DPhil working with Prof. David Paterson and Prof. Ana Domingos in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics. I completed my research and returned to study clinical medicine in 2021 (at Green Templeton College), and am now undertaking my final year. Since 2017 I have taught physiology to 2nd year medical students at Magdalen, and started doing the same for Lady Margaret Hall from 2020.

Research Interests

  • Sympathetic control of the heart
  • Neuro-immune interactions in disease


At LMH, I teach: 1st BM Part II - Applied Physiology & Pharmacology.


Macrophages Can Drive Sympathetic Excitability in the Early Stages of Hypertension. Neely OC, Domingos AI, Paterson DJ. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2022 Jan 27;8:807904. doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2021.807904. eCollection 2021.

Obesity: a neuroimmunometabolic perspective. Larabee CM, Neely OC, Domingos AI. Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2020 Jan;16(1):30-43. doi: 10.1038/s41574-019-0283-6. Epub 2019 Nov 27.

Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiac myocytes and sympathetic neurons in disease modelling. Li N, Edel M, Liu K, Denning C, Betts J, Neely OC, Li D, Paterson DJ. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2023 Jun 19;378(1879):20220173. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2022.0173. Epub 2023 May 1.

Abnormal Cyclic Nucleotide Signaling at the Outer Mitochondrial Membrane In Sympathetic Neurons During the Early Stages of Hypertension. Li D, Liu K, Davis H, Robertson C, Neely OC, Tarafdar A, Li N, Lefkimmiatis K, Zaccolo M, Paterson DJ. Hypertension. 2022 Jul;79(7):1374-1384. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.121.18882. Epub 2022 May 4.

Angiotensin peptide synthesis and cyclic nucleotide modulation in sympathetic stellate ganglia. Bardsley EN, Neely OC, Paterson DJ. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2020 Jan;138:234-243. doi: 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2019.11.157. Epub 2019 Dec 10.

FRET-based cyclic GMP biosensors measure low cGMP concentrations in cardiomyocytes and neurons. Calamera G, Li D, Ulsund AH, Kim JJ, Neely OC, Moltzau LR, Bjørnerem M, Paterson D, Kim C, Levy FO, Andressen KW. Commun Biol. 2019 Oct 29;2:394. doi: 10.1038/s42003-019-0641-x. eCollection 2019.

Phosphodiesterase 2A as a therapeutic target to restore cardiac neurotransmission during sympathetic hyperactivity. Liu K, Li D, Hao G, McCaffary D, Neely O, Woodward L, Ioannides D, Lu CJ, Brescia M, Zaccolo M, Tandri H, Ajijola OA, Ardell JL, Shivkumar K, Paterson DJ. JCI Insight. 2018 May 3;3(9):e98694. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.98694.