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Dr

Vijay Rajagopal

Snr Lecturer, Computational Cellular Biomechanics
Biomedical Engineering
mechanobiology
systems biology
computational physiology
cardiac hypertrophy
diabetes
cell migration
cancer
modelling and simulation
science & technology
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Dr

Vijay Rajagopal

 
Division
Engineering
 
Primary Interest
Bioengineering and Biological Remodelling
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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. Dr. Rajagopal's main research interests are in understanding biological remodelling: how cells integrate chemical and mechanical signals to adapt and maintain organ function and how these adaptation mechanisms are affected in disease.

He develops anatomically and functionally detailed computer models of cells and tissues that are closely tied to clinical data and experimental measurements. These models can be used to study fundamental biophysical mechanisms underlying biological remodelling. They can also be used for hypothesis testing in drug-discovery research and for disease modelling.
Dr. Rajagopal has a broad range of expertise in bioengineering spanning image analysis, biomechanics and mechanobiology, and systems and computational biology. 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 a prestigious Early Career Researcher grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand to conduct pioneering studies to understand the 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 areas of expertise to discover sub-cellular mechanisms of heart disease. He is also leveraging this expertise to study sub-cellular mechanisms of cancer metastasis and red blood cell related diseases.

Scholarly Works

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Credentials

Positions

Positions


Snr Lecturer, Computational Cellular Biomechanics

Biomedical Engineering

Honorary

Baker Department Of Cardiometabolic Health

Member

Australian Physiological Society

Member

Australian Society of Biophysics

Member

Australia NZ Society of Biomechanics

Member

Australian Mathematical Society

Member

Australia NZ Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Member

Biophysical Society

Education

Education


Graduate Certificate in University Teaching

University of Melbourne

Bioengineering

University of Auckland

Engineering Science

University of Auckland

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