The AAS Executive Committee is pleased to announce that we are recommencing our online seminar series on Thursday 18th March 2021, 1-2pm AEDT. The seminar series will be run weekly. 

 The first seminar for 2021 will be co-presented by A/Prof. Peter Psaltis and Dr. Sanuja Fernando.

Discovery and characterisation of tissue-resident Endo-Mac Progenitor Cells: Origins, regulation & roles in health and disease

By Associate Professor Peter Psaltis

Associate Professor Peter Psaltis is an Academic Interventional Cardiologist who has Faculty appointments at the University of Adelaide Medical School, Central Adelaide Local Health Network and South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. Peter is co Leader of the Lifelong Health Theme at SAHMRI, which consists of more than 300 research students and staff, and also leads SAHMRI’s Heart and Vascular Program. He is also Head of Acute and Interventional Coronary Services in the Department of Cardiology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Peter holds both NHMRC Career Development and National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowships. His bench to bedside research program focuses on finding new cellular and molecular mediators that can be targeted to improve the treatment of vascular diseases.

Molecular mediators of macrophage foam cell formation and atherosclerosis and their pharmacological modification

By Dr Sanuja Fernando

Dr Sanuja Fernando recently graduated from her PhD candidature at Adelaide Medical School, The University of Adelaide with Dean’s Commendation under the supervision of A/Prof Peter Psaltis, Prof Christopher Proud and Prof Stephen Nicholls. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree with first class Honours at The University of Adelaide in 2016. Her work has focussed on the anti atherosclerotic properties of colchicine and a novel role for eukaryotic elongation factor 2 kinase (eEF 2 K) in atherogenesis, which has won numerous young investigator awards.

March 09 2021