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Richard P Harvey

Professor, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, UNSW

Fields of research: Developmental Genetics (incl. Sex Determination), Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases), Regenerative Medicine (incl. Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering)
Campus: Non Campus Based
Tag: Cardiovascular System and Diseases

Professor Richard Harvey received his PhD in 1982 from the University of Adelaide, training in molecular biology. He undertook postdoctoral studies in embryology at Harvard University, then moved to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, establishing an independent group. In 1998, he relocated to the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, where he is currently Co-Deputy Director and Head of the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Division. He holds the endowed Sir Peter Finley Professorship of Heart Research at UNSW and an NHMRC Australia Fellowship, and is a member of EMBO and the Australian Academy of Science. His research has focused on the genetic basis of heart development and congenital heart disease, and more recently on the biology and origin of adult cardiac stem cells, and cardiac regeneration.