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Professor Bob Graham

Robert M. Graham received his training in medicine at the University of New South Wales (MB,BS Hons, 1972; MD, 1988), St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and Sydney Hospital (FRACP, 1979) and University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (UTSWMS), Dallas, Texas (FRCP, 1981). He was appointed as Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, UTSWMS (Alfred Gilman, Chairman, Nobel Laureate) in 1978, and Associate Professor in Medicine, Cellular and Molecular Research Laboratory (Edgar Haber, Chairman), Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (1982).

In 1988, he undertook a Sabbatical working with H. Gobind Khorana (Nobel Laureate) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1989, he was appointed as Robert C. Tarazi Chairman, Department of Molecular Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio. After 17 years in the US, he returned to Australia in 1994, as the inaugural Executive Director, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and Professor of Medicine, UNSW. In 2003 he was appointed as the Des Renford Professor of Medicine, UNSW (2003).

A Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (2002) and Foreign Member, Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (2010), his research for many years has focused on molecular cardiology, with emphasis on circulatory control mechanisms, hypertension, receptor signalling and cardiac hypertrophy.  Recently, he has also been actively involved in studies of cardiac regeneration and the application of stem cells for the treatment of heart diseases. He is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed papers. 

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