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Dr Raha Pazoki

Dr Raha Pazoki
Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences


Dr Raha Pazoki is a lecturer and MRC Rutherford Fund Fellow at Brunel University and Honorary Lecturer at Imperial College, London. She obtained her PhD from University of Amsterdam in 2015 and spent 3 years as Research Associate and Research Fellow at Imperial College, London. Her research is focused on the large-scale identification of clinical and genetic determinants for complex diseases in relation to behaviour and circulating biomarkers with a focus on cardiovascular diseases.

Dr Pazoki is in collaboration with scientists at Imperial College, London, Erasmus University and Groningen University in the Netherlands, Million Veteran Programme in the US, and University of Bern in Switzerlands.

PhD Projects open to applicants:

Genetic and non-genetic factors involved in risk of cardiovascular diseases

Interplay between genetic and environmental factors and risk of cardiovascular disease




Research, Teaching, Management

Newest selected publications

Kilpeläinen, TO., Bentley, AR., Noordam, R., Sung, YJ., Schwander, K., Winkler, TW., et al. (2019) 'Multi-ancestry study of blood lipid levels identifies four loci interacting with physical activity'. Nature Communications, 10 (1). pp. 376. ISSN: 2041-1723

Journal article

Schmidt, AF., Holmes, MV., Preiss, D., Swerdlow, DI., Denaxas, S., Fatemifar, G., et al. (2019) 'Phenome-wide association analysis of LDL-cholesterol lowering genetic variants in PCSK9'. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 19 (1). pp. 240. ISSN: 1471-2261 Open Access Link

Journal article

Pazoki, R., Evangelou, E., Mosen-Ansorena, D., Pinto, RC., Karaman, I., Blakeley, P., et al. (2019) 'GWAS for urinary sodium and potassium excretion highlights pathways shared with cardiovascular traits'. Nature Communications, 10 (1). pp. 3653. ISSN: 2041-1723 Open Access Link

Journal article

Evangelou, E., Gao, H., Chu, C., Ntritsos, G., Blakeley, P., Butts, AR., et al. (2019) 'New alcohol-related genes suggest shared genetic mechanisms with neuropsychiatric disorders'. Nature Human Behaviour, 3 (9). pp. 950 - 961. ISSN: 2397-3374 Open Access Link

Journal article

Pazoki, R., Evangelou, E., Mosen-Ansorena, D., Pinto, R., Karaman, I., Blakeley, P., et al. (2019) 'PATHWAYS UNDERLYING URINARY SODIUM AND POTASSIUM EXCRETION AND THE LINK TO BLOOD PRESSURE AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE'.29th European Meeting of Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection of the European-Society-of-Hypertension (ESH). Milan, ITALY. Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health). pp. e74 - e74. ISSN: 0263-6352

Conference paper
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