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Department of Pharmacology Fall Seminar Series

Inflammation and Immune Mechanisms of Brain Damage After Stroke

featuring Christopher G. Sobey BSc( Hons), PhD, FAHA

Date: Friday, November 15, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Building: 1430 Tulane Avenue (Medicine) in Room 4700
Location: downtown campus

Biography

Associate Professor Chris Sobey obtained his Ph.D. in 1991 in the Department of Physiology at the University of Melbourne, working with Owen Woodman in the area of endothelium and regulation of coronary artery tone.  In 1994 he was awarded an NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship to conduct postdoctoral studies at the University of Iowa with Donald Heistad and Frank Faraci where he gained expertise in the study of cerebral artery function in vivo. 

In 1996 he returned to the University of Melbourne where he established the Cerebrovascular Reactivity Laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology.  In 2002 he was awarded an NHMRC RD Wright Career Development Award, and in 2005 he was first appointed as an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow.  In 2006 he was recruited to the Department of Pharmacology at Monash University where, together with Grant Drummond, he has established the Vascular Biology and Immunopharmacology Group, which comprises more than 20 members.

He is a member of 7 Editorial Boards (including Associate Editor of 3 Journals), has served as a member of the Assigner’s Academy and Grant Review Panels for the NHMRC, and is currently Chief Investigator on 4 NHMRC Project Grants and 2 Grants-in-aid from the Heart Foundation of Australia.  He has more than 110 publications, and his research is currently studying vascular diseases involving oxidative stress, inflammation and immunity – especially stroke, atherosclerosis and hypertension.

Chris's work has examined numerous signalling mechanisms regulating the coronary and cerebral circulations, showing that vascular function is substantially altered in a range of diseases including hypertension, subarachnoid haemorrhage, sepsis, ischaemia-reperfusion and hypercholesterolaemia, and that gender differences often exist.  His research is now investigating the inflammatory mechanisms occurring in the brain after stroke in order to identify and develop novel approaches to treat clinical stroke patients.

For more information on Dr. Sobey, please click the link here.

 

Sponsored by: Pharmacology Department

Admission: Free
Attendance: Tulane community
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Undergraduates, Visitors

For more information contact Sewann Strong via email to sstrong@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-988-5444






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