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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

Director and CEO

Head, Vascular Biology Laboratory

Professor Sally Dunwoodie

Deputy Director

Director, Innovation Centre

Head, Embryology Laboratory

Professor Jamie Vandenberg

Deputy Director

Head, Molecular Cardiology and Biophysics Laboratory

Professor Bob Graham

Head

Molecular Cardiology Laboratory

Dr Nikki Bart Portrait

Dr Nikki Bart

Clinical Faculty Member

Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy Group

Dr Charles Cox Portrait

Dr Charles Cox

Group Leader

Mechanobiology Laboratory

Professor Diane Fatkin

Professor Diane Fatkin

Head

Inherited Heart Diseases Laboratory

Professor Michael Feneley

Head

Cardiac Mechanics Laboratory

Associate Professor Eleni Giannoulatou

Head

Computational Genomics Laboratory

Professor Richard Harvey

Head
Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Laboratory

Dr Renjing Liu Portrait

Dr Renjing Liu

Head

Vascular Epigenetics Laboratory

Professor Chris Hayward

Head

Cardiac Mechanics Laboratory

Dr Adam Hill

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 André La Gerche

Head
Heart Exercise And Research Trials (HEART) Laboratory

Professor Peter Macdonald

Head

Cardiac Transplantation Laboratory

Associate Professor Kavitha Muthiah Portrait

Dr Kavitha Muthiah

Clinical Faculty Member

Professor Boris Martinac Portrait

Professor Boris Martinac

Head

Mechanobiology Laboratory

A/Prof Mayooran Namasivayam Portrait

A/Prof Mayooran Namasivayam

Head

Heart Valve Disease and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Dr Lee Nedkoff Portrait

Dr Lee Nedkoff

Head

Cardiology Population Health Laboratory - Western Australia

Dr Alastair Stewart

Head

Structural Biology Laboratory

Professor Nigel Turner

Head

Cellular Bioenergetics Laboratory

A/Prof Emily Wong Scientist

A/Prof Emily Wong

Head, Regulatory Systems Laboratory

Senior Scientists

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute - The Home of Heart Research for 30 Years