Free online seminar Thursday 6th May, 2021 1-2pm AEST. 

This seminar will be co-presented by Dr. Jatin Patel and Dr. Alexander Pinto

 Dr. Jatin Patel

 Endovascular Progenitors: A New Player in Endothelial-To-Mesenchymal Transition

Dr Jatin Patel is Lab Head for the Vascular Regeneration and Repair Group at the Queensland University of Technology. He was recently awarded a prestigious National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellowship. His research focusses on defining the vascular resident stem cell pool during homeostasis and disease. His research has led to the ground breaking discovery of an Endovascular Progenitor ( that governs an endothelial hierarchy and drives de novo neovascularisation in the adult circulatory system, independent of angiogenesis mechanisms, which has led to a paradigm shift in the understanding of vascular repair and regeneration, during skin wound healing and atherosclerosis development. This work has been published in high impact journals such as Circulation, Nature Communications and Cell Reports

 Dr. Alexander Pinto

 High-resolution mapping of the cardiac cellular landscape in health and disease

Alexander Pinto is the head of the Cardiac Cellular Systems laboratory at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Research Institute. Previously, he held appointments at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL; Rome, Italy), Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI, Melbourne, Australia) and the Jackson Laboratory (Maine, USA). Some of his research highlights include the first characterisation of macrophages in the mammalian heart, the first systematic survey of mammalian cardiac cellular composition, and the first single cell transcriptomic analysis of cardiac non myocytes. Using single cell imaging and systems biology approaches, his current research focusses on understanding changes in cellular networks in health and disease, and the impact of these changes for disease development.

May 03 2021