Perkins Seminar: Dr Denuja Karunakaran

Event Date and Time:
Thursday 6th December, 2018 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Venue:
McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Nedlands

Dr. Denuja Karunakaran, PhD, is currently an Associate Scientist at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), Canada. She completed her B. Biomed. Sci. (hons) and PhD in human platelet biology at Monash University, Australia. She then pursued the prestigious Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of New South Wales, Australia, followed by an Endowed Cardiovascular Genetics Postdoctoral Fellowship at UOHI, where she trained in macrophages, microRNAs and cardiometabolic mouse models.

Her research interests include RIP kinases and microRNAs in inflammation, cell death and efferocytosis in coronary artery disease driven by psoriasis, thrombosis and obesity. Dr Karunakaran is a recent recipient of the National Psoriasis Foundation Early Career Grant, and since May 2018 has been developing her independent research program under the sponsorship of Professor Peter Liu (Scientific Director, UOHI).

In recognition of her research contributions, Dr. Karunakaran has been awarded the 2017 American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) Experimental Pathologist-in-Training Award, American Heart Association 2017 ATVB Council Early Career Investigator Finalist & 2018 Peter Dundley White International Scholar Awards, and The University of Ottawa Heart Institute 2016 Cardiovascular Research Trainee of the Year. She is also an early career member on the ATVB journal editorial board.

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