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Adele Pinnock

Adele Pinnock

BHF 4-Year Programme PhD Student

Research Interests

Supervisor: Prof Susan Ozanne

Title: Investigating the Mechanisms underlying Poor Cardiovascular Health following Early Life Exposure to Maternal Obesity

Abstract: Maternal obesity leaves exposed individuals susceptible to hypertension, atherosclerosis, type 2 diabetes and obesity. Since 30% of women of child-bearing age in the UK are obese, this poses a huge threat to the cardiac health of current and future generations.

The aim of this project is to investigate the mechanisms underlying poor offspring cardiovascular health following maternal obesity, by studying the kidney and heart at the molecular and functional levels. This work is fundamental to safeguard the cardiovascular health of future generations.


  • IMS-MRL away day in November 2015 - won Best Poster prize
  • "Why is exercise good for us?" conference in Cambridge in December 2015

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