Sex and the broken heart: sex-specific mechanisms driving heart failure
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- PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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- Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health
- Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
|Dr Alexander Pintofirstname.lastname@example.org||+61385321275|
|Dr Malathi Dona||Malathi.ImiyageDona@baker.edu.au||+61385321111|
Summary Until recently the cellular composition of the heart was poorly defined. Using advanced genetic, cytometric and single cell transcriptomic approaches, our research has shed new light on the cellular constituents of the heart, demonstrating that the heart is comprised of a complex ecosystem of cell types. Furthermore, we have recently found that the cellular landscape of the heart is sexually dimorphic in terms of cell abundance, gene expression and stress responses. By combining computational biology, single-cell omics, mouse genetics and refined 2D and 3D imaging methodologies, this project aims to determine sex-specific mechanisms driving heart heart failure.
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PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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Research NodeBaker Heart and Diabetes Institute
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