Dawn Livingstone

Academic Track Lecturer

  • Centre for Cardiovascular Science

Contact details



Queens Medical Research Institute
Edinburgh Bioquarter
47 Little France Crescent

Post code
EH16 4TJ

Research summary

Steroid hormones have potent effects on fuel metabolism, body fat distribution and behaviour.  My research focusses on the ways in which these actions are “fine-tuned” by pre-receptor metabolism within target tissues, and how this can alter susceptibility to the development of obesity and diabetes.  Through these studies we have also identified a steroid hormone metabolite that has potential for development as a selective glucocorticoid receptor modulator for use in the treatment of inflammation. http://www.ed.ac.uk/integrative-physiology/staff-profiles/research-group...

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