School of Medical Sciences 2019 Seminar Series
Professor Sally L Dunwoodie , Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
- Head, Embryology Laboratory, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Division
- Head, Chain Reaction Program in Congenital Heart Disease Research
- Director, Victor Chang Cardiovascular Innovation Centre
- Professor, Faculties of Medicine and Science, UNSW Sydney.
Sally Dunwoodie gained a PhD researching the genetics of muscle development, at the Children’s Medical Research Institute, University of Sydney. She undertook postdoctoral training in embryology at the National Institute for Medical Research in London. There she identified numerous genes necessary for normal mammalian embryogenesis.
She joined the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI) in 2000 and has defined genetic causes of various types of congenital defects. Currently, she is embracing some of the newest genomic technologies to identify disease-causing mutations in hundreds of families with heart defects, among others. She is also exploring the impact that environmental factors and gene-environment interaction have on embryogenesis.
She has received awards including the Australian and New Zealand Cell and Developmental Biology (ANZSCDB) Emerging Leader Award (2008), was a finalist in the NSW Premier's Woman of the Year Award (2016), the NSW Premier’s Prize for Excellence in Medical Biological Science (2017), the ANZSCDB President’s Medal (2018), and the Australian Museum Eureka Award for Scientific Research (2018).
At the VCCRI Sally heads the Embryology Laboratory, the Chain Reaction Program in Congenital Heart Disease Research, and is Director of the Cardiovascular Innovation Centre.
Seminar starts at 4pm, followed by drinks and nibbles at 5pm
More info: Professor Nigel Turner, Deputy Director of Research, SoMS UNSW Sydney email@example.com