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Prof

Darren Kelly

Professor
hypertension
heart failure
angiotensin
chronic kidney disease
Diabetes
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
animals
rats
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Prof

Darren Kelly

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Endocrinology
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Prof

Darren Kelly

 

Darren is the Associate Dean (Innovation and Enterprise, MDHS) at The University of Melbourne and the Director of Biomedical Research in the Department of Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, where his research expertise lies in progressing pre-clinical novel interventions and developing experimental models of cardiovascular disease. Concurrent to his role with The University of Melbourne, Darren is the CEO and Managing Director of Certa Therapeutics and Occurx, Australia, bringing over 25 years of management and research expertise in the life sciences and biotech sector.

He has published over 200 manuscripts in the field of translational research and novel interventions many of which have had a direct impact on human disease. In 2009, Darren was a recipient of the prestigious TJ Neale award for outstanding contribution to nephrology. In 2015 Darren joined the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund as Venture Partner and in 2019 Darren was appointed to the Board of the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA). Darren has proven history in translational research. He was previously Founder, CEO and Director of Fibrotech Therapeutics, a company that developed orally active anti-fibrotic inhibitors to treat underlying pathological fibrosis in kidney and heart failure, which was ultimately acquired by Shire Plc for a record 75 million USD upfront including milestone payments up to 600 million USD. Darren has a PhD in Translational Medicine from the University of Melbourne. He is a current member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, AusBiotech, BioMelbourne Network and a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology.

Projects

Displaying the 47 most recent projects by Darren Kelly.

47

Projects

Project Types


27

Research Grant


19

Research Contracts


1

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 216 most recent scholarly works by Darren Kelly.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2009

TJ Neale Award for Nephrology Research

2004

Scholarship to study Masters of Business Administration

Universitas 21 Global

2002

Senior Investigator Award

St Vincent's Hospital

2000

Travel Grant to ANZSN DArwin

ANZSN

2000

Travel Grant to Lund, Sweden

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Australia

1999

Travel Grant to Miami, USA

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Australia

1998

Travel Grant to Amsterdam, The Netherlands

High Blood Pressure Research Council

1998

Travel Grant to Amsterdam, The Netherlands

International Society of Hypertension.

1997

International Travel Grant to Helsinki, Finland

European Society of Diabetes

1997

International Travel Grant to Helsinki, Finland and Copenhagen, Denmark

Servier Laboratories.

1997

Shepherd M Lowe Scholarship for diabetes research

University of Melbourne

1996

Postgraduate Scholarship

Mabel Kent Medical Faculty

1996

International Travel Grant to Glasgow, Scotland

National Heart Foundation

1996

International Travel Grant to Glasgow, Scotland

International Society of Hypertension.

1995

Astra Young Investigator

High Blood Pressure Research Council

2007

FASN - Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Professor

Medicine - St Vincent'S Hospital

Honorary

Bio21 Institute

Associate Dean (Innovation And Commercialisation)

Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences

Member

Ausbiotechnology

Member

Australian Inst of Company Directors

Member

Melbourne Bionetwork

Member

ANZSN Scientific Programming Education Committee

Member

American Diabetes Association

Invited Member

European diabetic Nephropathy Study Group

Invited Member

International Society of Pathology

Member

Australian Diabetes Society

Member

Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology

Education


Exec Dipl Bus Admin

Universitas 21 Global

Executive Diploma in Business Administration

Universitas 21

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology