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Enzo Porrello

Associate Professor
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
animals
myocytes, cardiac
heart
mice
humans
regeneration
cardiovascular system & cardiology
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Enzo Porrello

 
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Enzo Porrello

 

Dr Enzo Porrello heads the Cardiac Regeneration Laboratory at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, and is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Melbourne.


After completing his PhD in Physiology at The University of Melbourne, Dr Porrello was awarded an NHMRC/NHF C.J. Martin Fellowship to undertake postdoctoral training in Prof Eric Olson's laboratory at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, USA.

Upon returning to Australia in 2012, Dr Porrello established the Cardiac Regeneration Laboratory at The University of Queensland, which he co-headed together with Dr James Hudson from 2013-2017. Dr Porrello maintains strong links to The University of Queensland where he holds an honorary appointment as an Associate Professor in the School of Biomedical Sciences.


Dr Porrello has made a number of contributions to field of cardiac developmental and regenerative biology over the past 10 years. His discovery of a previously unappreciated developmental window for cardiac regeneration in the neonatal period has opened up an entirely new field of research, which has broad implications for the development of cardiac regenerative therapies for congenital and acquired forms of heart disease. His laboratory has contributed to an enhanced understanding of the transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms governing cardiomyocyte maturation in the neonatal period, which remains a major area of research focus in his group. Ongoing work harnesses a range of technologies including animal models and human cardiac organoids derived from patient stem cells for disease modeling and drug development.


Dr Porrello curerntly holds an NHMRC Career Development Fellowhsip and a Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship. His research has been recognised by a number of prestigious awards including the Metcalf Prize for Stem Cell Research, NHF Paul Korner Innovation Award, Heart Foundation Researcher of the Year (Qld), UQ Foundation for Research Excellence Award, A.K. McIntyre Prize (Australian Physiological Society) and the UT Southwestern Psotdoctoral Achievement Award.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2018

Metcalf Prize for Stem Cell Research, NCSFA

2016

School of Biomedical Sciences Teaching Excellence Award

The University of Queensland

2015

Heart Foundation Queensland Researcher of the Year

National Heart Foundation

2015

Barbara Ell Lecture

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

2015

Paul Korner Innovation Award

National Heart Foundation

2014

UQ Foundation for Research Excellence Award

The University of Queensland

2013

A.K. McIntyre Medal

Australian Physiological Society

2012

Postdoctoral Research Achievement Award

UT Southwestern Medical Center

2010

Dean's Award for Excellence in a PhD Thesis

University of Melbourne

2004

Dean's Award (Honours Level)

University of Melbourne

2015

NHMRCF - NHMRC Fellowship


2014

University of Queensland Postdoctoral Research Fellowship


2010

CJMARTIN - C.J. Martin Research Fellowship (National Health & Medical Research Council, Australia)


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Associate Professor

Physiology

Isscr Member

International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)

Australasian Section Council Member Of The International Society For Heart Research (Ishr)

International Society for Heart Research (Australasian Section)

Aha Member

American Heart Association (AHA)

Aups Member

Australian Physiological Society (AuPS)

Ishr Member

International Society for Heart Research (ISHR)

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

University of Melbourne