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Meet Our Scientists

Get to know some of the amazing minds behind our pioneering heart research

For over 25 years, scientists at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute have been making a difference in the lives of heart disease patients and their families worldwide.

Meet some of the Faculty Members, Group Leaders, Clinical Faculty Members, and Senior Scientists leading the way in cardiovascular disease detection, prevention and treatment.

Faculty Members, Group Leaders & Clinical Faculty Members

Professor Jason Kovacic

Executive Director

Head, Vascular Biology Laboratory

Professor Richard Harvey

Head
Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Laboratory

Professor Jamie Vandenberg

Deputy Director

Head, Molecular Cardiology and Biophysics Laboratory

Professor Sally Dunwoodie

Deputy Director

Director, Innovation Centre

Head, Embryology Laboratory

Professor Bob Graham

Head

Molecular Cardiology Laboratory

Dr Nikki Bart

Clinical Faculty Member

Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy Group

Dr Charles Cox

Group Leader

Mechanobiology Laboratory

Professor Diane Fatkin

Head

Inherited Heart Diseases Laboratory

Professor Michael Feneley

Head

Cardiac Mechanics Laboratory

Associate Professor Eleni Giannoulatou

Head

Computational Genomics Laboratory

Dr Renjing Liu

Head

Vascular Epigenetics Laboratory

Professor Chris Hayward

Head

Cardiac Mechanics Laboratory

Dr Adam Hill

Deputy Director, Innovation Centre
Head, Computational Cardiology Laboratory

Professor Livia Hool

Head

Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Laboratory - Western Australia

Associate Professor Andrew Jabbour

Head
Cardiac Imaging Laboratory

Professor Peter Macdonald

Head

Cardiac Transplantation Laboratory

Professor Boris Martinac

Head

Mechanobiology Laboratory

Dr Kavitha Muthiah

Clinical Faculty Member

Dr Mayooran Namasivayam

Head

Heart Valve Disease and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Dr Lee Nedkoff

Head

Cardiology Population Health Laboratory - Western Australia

Dr Alastair Stewart

Head

Structural Biology Laboratory

Professor Nigel Turner

Head

Cellular Bioenergetics Laboratory

Professor David Winlaw

Honorary Faculty

Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon

Dr Emily Wong

Head, Regulatory Systems Laboratory

Senior Scientists

See our Alumni - Past Scientists section to learn more about other senior scientists who have also contributed to the historic research here at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.
To read the stories behind our scientists' breakthroughs and to meet the next rising stars in science, visit our blog and news pages.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, the Gadigal of the Eora nation, on which we meet, work, and discover.
Our Western Australian laboratories pay their respect to the Whadjuk Noongar who remain as the spiritual and cultural custodians of their land.

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