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School of Science, Psychology and Sport

Charchar Lab


Professor Fadi Charchar has been undertaking exciting research about the role of the Y chromosome in hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

"Our research seeks to discover the genes that cause heart and artery diseases, which are the most common cause of death and disability worldwide. It is known that there exists a sexual dimorphism in the incidence and prevalence of coronary artery disease - men are more commonly affected than women - so we are particularly concerned with the sex chromosomes and their relation to coronary artery disease in the context of this sexual inequity."