- Professor of Cardiovascular Genomics and Therapeutics (Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences)
Institute of C&MS
Glasgow G12 8TA
Prof Sandosh Padmanabhan is Professor of Cardiovascular Genomics and Therapeutics at the University of Glasgow. He completed his MBBS and MD at JIPMER, Pondicherry, India and was awarded the Gold Medal for MD General Medicine by Pondicherry University in 1995. He moved to the UK as a junior doctor in 1996, and his PhD (1999-2003) on G-protein signalling in hypertension was awarded the Bellahouston Medal by the University of Glasgow in 2004. He received the Austin Doyle Award from the International Society of Hypertension in 2004. His pharmacogenetic genomewide linkage study led to a BHF Intermediate Fellowship (2006-2009). He was the lead on a genome wide association analysis of Hypertension between 2008 and 2010 resulting in the discovery of a new gene and pathway for hypertension. He was a visiting fellow to the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT (2010-2012). He is one of the principal investigators of the MRC-NKRF DNA Bank for Glomerulonephritis. His current research includes genomics of hypertension and cardiovascular traits, pharmacogenomics and hypertension epidemiology. He is one of the lead of the Glasgow BP clinic and a co-director of the MSc (Clinical Pharmacology) course. He is a member of Generation Scotland executive, serves on the editorial board of Hypertension and Journal of Hypertension, the meetings committee of the British Pharmacologic Society, the research committee of the Wellcome Trust/Public Health Foundation of India and chairs the educational committee of British Hypertension Society. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American Heart Association.