Professor Rhian M Touyz BSc(Hons), MSc(Med), MBBCh, PhD, FRCP, FRSE, FMedSci, FCAHS, FAHA, FESC,
Prof. Touyz is Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences and British Heart Foundation (BHF) Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, Univ of Glasgow. She also directs the BHF Centre of Research Excellence in Cardiovascular Biomedicine. She is a clinician-scientist focusing on hypertension research, and is honorary consultant at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. She was the Canada Research Chair in Hypertension, Univ of Ottawa, Canada until 2011 when she moved to Glasgow. Dr Touyz received her BSc(Hons)(1980), MBBCh(1984), MSc(1986) and PhD(1992) in South Africa. She completed post-doctoral training at the Clinical Research Institute in Montreal. Her research interests include 1) molecular mechanisms, redox signaling and vascular biology of hypertension; 2) cardiovascular oncology; 3) vascular biology of cation channels; 4) translational research.