The pathophysiological role of the RAS in portal hypertension

Research Opportunity
PhD, Honours
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Austin Health
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Chandana Herath cherath@unimelb.edu.au + 3 9496 2549 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Peter Angus Personal web page

Summary This project aims to achieve a greater understanding of portal hypertension associated with both cirrhotic as well as non-cirrhotic patients, and to develop new therapies for their treatment or prevention.

Project Details

Portal hypertension is a life-threatening complication of liver cirrhosis and is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, resulting from variceal bleeding. Current drugs to control variceal bleeding produce sub-optimal results. Thus, there is a major need to develop and formulate therapies that could reduce the widening of portal blood vessels with a reduction in portal blood flow. Therefore, this project aims to achieve a greater understanding of portal hypertension associated with both cirrhotic as well as non-cirrhotic patients, and to develop new therapies for their treatment or prevention.




Research Opportunities

PhD, Honours
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Hepatology and Gastroenterology Research Group

Research Node

Austin Health

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