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Professor Richard Harvey

Professor Richard Harvey received his PhD in 1982 from the University of Adelaide, training in molecular biology. He undertook postdoctoral studies in embryology at Harvard University, and then moved to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, establishing an independent group. 

In 1998, he relocated to the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, where he is currently Co-Deputy Director and Head of the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Division. He holds the endowed Sir Peter Finley Professorship of Heart Research at UNSW and an NHMRC Australia Fellowship, and is a member of the Australian Academy of Science and EMBO. 

His research has focused on the genetic basis of heart development and congenital heart disease, and more recently on the biology and origins of adult cardiac stem cells, and cardiac regeneration.

In 2016, Professor Harvey was named as a Fellow of the Royal Society, joining scientific luminaries such as, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking and Howard Florey.

Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Laboratory 

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