Speaker: A/Prof Christina Bursill
Title: New ways of identifying and preventing atherosclerosis
Chair: Dr Neil McMillan, Vascular Surgery
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Speaker Biography: A/Prof Christina Bursill (BSc (Hons 1) PhD, Adelaide University; Postdoc, Oxford University, UK) is a leader in cardiovascular biology, with a national and emerging international profile for her expertise in the biology and mechanisms of atherosclerotic plaques and mechanisms of diabetes-impaired angiogenesis and wound healing. After a six-year postdoc at The University of Oxford, she returned to Australia to lead the Immunobiology Group at the Heart Research Institute as part of a National Heart Foundation Career Development Fellowship. In 2017 A/Prof Bursill moved to Adelaide where she is Co-director of the Vascular Research Centre at South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and a National Heart Foundation (NHF) Lin Huddleston fellow. A/Prof Bursill is a Chief Investigator on the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), where she leads the “Inside blood vessels” theme. As CIA she has received >$3 million in competitive research funding in the last 3 years. A/Prof Bursill has published >100 papers, supervised >15 PhD students to completion and currently leads a research team of eight people. A/Prof Bursill is a board member for the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance (ACvA), the International Atherosclerosis Society and is past-President of the Australian Atherosclerosis Society (AAS, 2017-2019).