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Dr

Vijay Rajagopal

Snr Lecturer, Computational Cellular Biomechanics
heart
breast
red blood cell
cancer
cancer metastasis
cardiac
cell motility
cell
tissue
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Dr

Vijay Rajagopal

 
Division
Engineering
 
Primary Interest
Cell And Tissue Mechanics
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Dr

Vijay Rajagopal

 

Dr Vijay Rajagopal is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. His primary research interests lie in creating and using computational models of cell and organ physiology to determine mechanisms underlying heart disease.These models can be used to understand and visualise the integrated effect of different mechanisms that drive heart disease.

They can also be used to predict efficacy of drugs/treatments. His lab's expertise and tools have also been used for applications in cancer and malaria. Dr. Rajagopal received a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Auckland, Auckland Bioengineering Institute. His PhD research pioneered the development of patient-specific and anatomically accurate models of the breast for breast cancer image analysis applications. This work was recognised in the New Zealand Young Scientist of the Year and MICCAI Young Scientist of the Year awards. He was then awarded an Early Career Researcher grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand to conduct new research to study sub-cellular mechanisms of heart disease. Subsequently, Dr. Rajagopal conducted research in cancer metastasis using microfluidics approaches at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology. At the University of Melbourne Dr. Rajagopal combines these expertise to discover new sub-cellular mechanisms of heart disease. His group has also applied these approaches and expertise to study sub-cellular mechanisms of cancer metastasis and red blood cell related diseases.

Scholarly Works

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Credentials

Positions


Snr Lecturer, Computational Cellular Biomechanics

Biomedical Engineering

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Australian Physiological Society

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Australian Society of Biophysics

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Australia NZ Society of Biomechanics

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Australian Mathematical Society

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Australia NZ Industrial and Applied Mathematics

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Biophysical Society

Education


Graduate Certificate in University Teaching

University of Melbourne

Bioengineering

University of Auckland

Engineering Science

University of Auckland