Professor Gemma Figtree

Medicine, Northern Clinical School
Kolling Institute of Medical Research

E25 - Royal North Shore Hospital
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9926 7111

Current national competitive grants*


Clinical CDF Level 2 - Oxidative stress and myocardial infarction
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NHMRC Career Development Fellowship ($268,704 over 4 years)

ROS-inhibition of the Na+ pump and vascular function in vivo
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Heart Research Australia Research Support ($150,000 over 3 years)

Pregnancy as a stress test determining mother's cardiovascular risk
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Heart Foundation of Australia Vanguard Grant ($75,000 over 1 year)

Improving risk stratification and targeted treatment of patients with heart attack
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Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellowship Level 1 ($520,000 over 3 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney

International links

United Kingdom. (Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford.) Investigating the influence of novel genetic variants in the estrogen receptor alpha gene on endothelial function, cholesterol levels and cardiovascular events, in collaboration with Professors Hugh Watkins and Keith Channon.
Switzerland. (Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland) Working with Professor Kaethi Geering and Dr Stephanie Bibert to identify the candidate cysteine residue on the beta 1 subunit of Na+-K+ pump subunit that mediates its oxidative regulation..
United Kingdom. (Cardiac Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London) Longstanding collaboration with Professor Peter Collins, with a focus on estrogen and related sex-steroids actions on the vasculature..
Denmark. (Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Aarhus University, Denmark) Collaboration with Professor Flemming Cornelius, investigating the effect of oxidative signals on Na+-K+ ATPase kinetics..