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Dr Loan Le

Dr Loan Le

Biologist

Role at ANSTO

Dr Le is a Biologist in the Biosciences platform. Her role is to develop and support the Biology capabilities. She leads and works on a range of different projects, with the focus on basic/translational research in radiopharmaceutical, radiation biology and radiotracer studies of new/novel compounds and biomarkers.

Dr Le completed a PhD in biomedical sciences at the Kolling Institute, the University of Sydney in 2013. Her PhD focused on the cardiac actions of steroid hormones, in particular, regulation of aldosterone and aldosterone receptor during a heart attack. From Sep 2013 to Sep 2017, she joined the Cardiac Regeneration Laboratory at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist. Her post-doctoral research focused on the potential use of human cardiac stem cells to regenerate damaged myocardium using pre-clinical small and large animal models. From Sep 2017 to Sep 2019, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the University of Sydney, working in the area of microfluidics, and soft tissue engineering with the focus on inflammation, cardiovascular and diabetes. 

Expertise

Cellular & molecular biology, functional assays, histology, immunofluorescence assays, stem cells, cardiac therapeutic discovery, systems biology, animal models, and science communication.

Qualifications & Achievements

  • The NSW Cardiovascular Research Network Travel Scholarship (2019)
  • Ralph Reader Prize in Basic Science, the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (2017)
  • Westmead Institute Early Career Research Award (2016).
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions held at Westmead Institute for Medical Research (2013-2017) and University of Sydney (2017-2019)
  • NHMRC Dora Lush Scholarship (2010-2012)
  • PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (2013).
  • Bachelor of Medical Science, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (2005).