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"New insights into neutrophil biology in atherosclerosis"

Neuroscience & Non-Communicable Diseases Seminar Series

Speaker: Dr Blake Cochran, PhD GradCertIP FAHA  
Lecturer and Head of the Atherosclerosis and Cardiometabolic Research Group, Department of Physiology, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW Sydney.

Dr Blake Cochran recently joined the Department of Physiology in the School of Medical Sciences, UNSW Sydney as a Lecturer. After completing his PhD at the University of Wollongong in 2011, Blake moved to the Heart Research Institute to work with Professor Kerry-Anne Rye on characterising the anti-diabetic function of HDL. 

Since moving to UNSW, his work has focused on characterising the role of impaired cellular cholesterol balance on a number of tissue types in the context of both diabetes and atherosclerosis. In 2017 he was awarded an International Atherosclerosis Society Fellowship allowing him to spend time as a Visiting Research Fellow at Imperial College London. Dr Cochran's research uses novel animal models, in vitro systems and translational research approaches to address important medical questions. Recently, his research has expanded to include 3D printing approaches to understand the impact of altered vascular morphology on cellular function as well as to generate realistic phantoms for teaching, medical imaging, surgical training and improved cooperation between basic scientists and clinicians.   

Enquiries: Lindsay Wu Birzniece

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Friday, 3 July 2020 - 3:00pm
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