Analysis of steroidogenic genes in hypertension

University of Glasgow

Past award

Student: Shona Borland : University of Glasgow

Year Award Started: 2015

High blood pressure (BP) contributes to many diseases such as heart attacks and strokes, which are
detrimental to human health. There is evidence that high BP is inherited within families and this may
be caused by changes in certain genes. We aim to investigate if there are changes in genes which
regulate the production of steroid hormones and therefore contribute to high blood pressure. By
elucidating the role of these genes in patients with high BP, we hope to facilitate early diagnosis and
treatment of people at risk of high BP and associated cardiovascular disease.

Research area: Cardiovascular conditions


Professor Eleanor Davies
Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences