Cara Hildreth

Cara Hildreth, PhD is a biomedical researcher in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Dr Hildreth has a strong research interest in the reciprocal neural connectivity between the heart and the brain and how diseases, such as polycystic kidney disease, impact on this to produce states of sympathetic hyperactivity and vagal insufficiency, and ultimately precipitate the development of heart disease. She has received funding from the NHMRC and the PKD Foundation of Australia and  has authored a number of papers studying cardiovascular and autonomic nervous system abnormalities in polycystic kidney disease, using a novel preclinical rodent model.

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