Free online seminar Thursday 20th May, 2021 1-2pm AEST. 

This seminar will be co-presented by Prof. Kerry-Anne Rye  and Dr. Blake Cochran.

 Prof. Kerry-Anne Rye

The anti-oxidant role of apolipoprotein A-I in diabetes

Professor Kerry Anne Rye (BSc ( PhD, FAHA) is Head of Research at the School of Medical Sciences at UNSW Sydney. She is Chair of the American Heart Association ATVB Council, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Lipid Research and has published over 270 papers in high impact peer reviewed journals that have been cited >20,000 times. Professor Rye is recognised internationally for her work on high density lipoprotein (HDL) structure and function. She was the first to report that HDLs have anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory properties. Her current research is focussed on understanding the roles of HDLs in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and the development of new HDL based therapies for these disorders.

 Dr. Blake Cochran

New insights into neutrophil biology in atherosclerosis

Dr Blake Cochran is a Lecturer in the School of Medical Sciences at UNSW, Sydney. After completing his PhD at the University of Wollongong in 2011, Blake moved to the Heart Research Institute to work with Prof Kerry Anne Rye on characterising the anti-diabetic function of HDL. Following their move to UNSW in 2013, Blake then focused on characterising the role of impaired cellular cholesterol balance in the context of both diabetes and atherosclerosis. In 2017, he was awarded an IAS Fellowship allowing him to work at Imperial College London with Dr Kevin Woollard where he discovered a love for neutrophils. Blake has now established his own research program to understand relationships between disease mechanisms and clinical outcomes.

May 17 2021