Centre for Cardiovascular Science

Nicholas Morton Research Group

Information on the research interests, projects, and members of Nicholas Morton's Research Group.

Professor Nicholas Morton

Personal Chair of Molecular Metabolism


I am interested in how our genes predipose us to, or protect us from, the adverse metabolic effects of the modern "obesogenic lifestyle". I believe understanding the intrinsic mechanisms that allow some people to remain lean, healthy and age successfully despite the "onslaught of plenty" will illuminate new therapeutic avenues for metabolic dysfunction and its associated diseases.

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Willingness to take PhD Students: Yes

Research Group Members

Other Group Members

Dr Alisdair Boag (associate Clinical PD fellow, Wellcome Trust ISSF)

Ciara McDonnell (MRC DTP in Precision Medicine)

Stephe Wilkie (MRC DTP Precision Medicine; University of Glasgow/University of Edinburgh joint project)