Winner: Dr Meredith Redd, University of Queensland

Read Abstract: Genetic and pharmacological studies reveal acid sensing ion channel 1a as a novel therapeutic target against cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury.

 Read abstract in full here, as published in the Heart, Lung and Circulation Journal.

Dr Redd is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience. Her current work investigates the mechanisms that underlie cell death during cardiac ischemia-induced acidosis, with a specific focus on the use of venom-derived peptides that target acid sensing ion channels for potential cardio-protective therapies.

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