I was trained in biotechnology at Flinders University and received a Ph.D. in Medicine from the University of Adelaide after completing a research program investigating reverse atrial remodeling in a hypertensive large animal model. I continued to explore the prevention of atrial remodeling with small animal models during my work as a postdoctoral fellow. Later, I joined Prof. Jonathan Golledge group at the Queensland Research Centre for Peripheral Artery Diseases and currently appointed as a postdoctoral research scientist.


My broad research interests span within vascular biology, specifically in understanding the risk factors and mechanisms of peripheral artery diseases. I primarily perform pre-clinical and in vitro studies involving development of PAD animal models via microsurgery, and a number of secondary assays. Clinically, I am involved in determining risk factors of PAD through various statistical modeling and techniques using prospectively collected patient data. My research aim is to enable direct translation of my work towards improving PAD patient management.

I would welcome any inquiries from students interested in gaining research experience or undertaking honors or Ph.D. research projects in peripheral artery diseases including abdominal aortic aneurysm and hind limb ischemia.

Scientific contribution:

Grant reviewer - Diabetes Australia.

Reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed journals including International Journal of Medical Sciences (IJMS), Journal of Clinical Medicine (JCM), Current Molecular Medicine (CMM), Current Vascular Pharmacology (CVP), Current Biotechnology, Molecules, Materials, Medical sciences, Cells, and Letters for drug design & discovery.

  • Vascular biology
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Hind limb ischemia
  • Vascular inflammation
  • Predictive modeling
  • Statistics
  • 2019 to present - Postdoctoral Research Scientist, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2016 to 2018 - Postdoctoral fellow, University of Adelaide (Australia)
  • 2014 to 2016 - Research Assistant, University of Adelaide (Australia)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2016 - Second prize: Young Investigator award – Asia Pacific Heart rhythm society. Seoul, South Korea
  • 2016 - Finalist: Ralph reader prize – Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Adelaide, Australia
  • 2015 - Winner: Victorian government educational grant allowance – Asia Pacific Heart rhythm society. Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2015 - Finalist: Young Investigator award – Asia Pacific Heart rhythm society. Melbourne, Australia
  • 2014 - Dean’s commendation for doctoral thesis excellence: University of Adelaide
  • 2014 - Finalist: Best oral presentation Asia Pacific Heart rhythm society. New Delhi, India
  • 2016 - Discipline of Medicine Travel grant, The University of Adelaide
  • 2013 - Discipline of Medicine Travel grant, The University of Adelaide
  • 2011 to 2014 - The University of Adelaide full fee waiver scholarship
  • 2011 to 2014 - Peter Hetzel electrophysiology scholarship

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