Tarrah Ethier

PhD Student


Queen's University

Discovery (Biological & Genetic Mechanisms)

Tarrah is a PhD Student in Translational Medicine (Department of Medicine) at Queen's University. She works in the Ormiston Lab and focuses her studies on understanding the mechanisms behind the sex paradox in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, a deadly disease that implicates the cardiovascular, pulmonary and immune systems. She previously explored sex differences in arterial stiffness for her MSc work in the Cardiovascular Stress Response Lab at Queen's University. Tarrah's other research interests broadly include women's cardiovascular health as well as the influence of sex hormones and the menstrual cycle on cardiovascular mechanisms.  Through her work, she has gained skills and knowledge pertaining to both human and animal research.

Area of Research Expertise
Sex; Cardiovascular health; Sex hormones; Hypertension; Pulmonary hypertension

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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