The Florey Neuroscience Seminar Series – Dr Yugeesh Lankadeva

25 September 2019

Event date: 1 October

New diagnostics and therapeutics for sepsis: from bench-to-bedside

With Dr Yugeesh Lankadeva, Head, Translational Cardiovascular and Renal Research Laboratory, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

When: Tuesday 1 October 2019, 1-2 pm

Where: Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building, 30 Royal Parade, The University of Melbourne

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Biography: Dr Yugeesh Lankadeva

Yugeesh completed his PhD in 2013 at Monash University. He is currently funded by a National Heart Foundation Future-Leader Fellowship and leads the Translational Cardiovascular and Renal Research Group at the Florey Institute. Yugeesh’s primary research focus is on the pathophysiology of cardiovascular and kidney injuries arising from sepsis and heart surgery.

Yugeesh has 35 publications in prominent cardiovascular, nephrology, anaesthesia and critical care journals including Circulation, Kidney International, British Journal of Anaesthesia, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and Critical Care Medicine and his discoveries have been translated into clinical studies at Austin Health, Monash Health and Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The quality and relevance of Yugeesh’s work have been acknowledged by several career awards from the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia, Australian and New Zealand Microcirculation Society, World Congress for Microcirculation, Harold Mitchell Foundation and the Jack Brockhoff Foundation. He holds appointments as the co-chairman of the Florey Mentoring Committee, Young Investigator Representative of the Australian and New Zealand Microcirculation Society and is a part-time MBA candidate at the Melbourne Business School.


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