Researcher

Dr Abhirup Das

My Expertise

  • Aging and age-related diseases
  • NAD+ metabolism and H2S signaling
  • Angiogenesis and endothelial homeostasis
  • Tissue Regeneration, wound healing, muscle regeneration after injury
  • Exercise physiology

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography


My Grants

  • CRO MetroBiotech International: Testing the efficacy of NAD precursors in wound healing using mouse models (2018 - present)

  • UNSW RIS_LSCI_MWAC (Associate Investigator): Laser Speckle Imaging...view more


My Grants

  • CRO MetroBiotech International: Testing the efficacy of NAD precursors in wound healing using mouse models (2018 - present)

  • UNSW RIS_LSCI_MWAC (Associate Investigator): Laser Speckle Imaging Equipment Grant (2017)

  • NHMRC APP1093643 (Associate Investigator): New drugs to prevent premature ageing and side effects of chemotherapy (2015 - 2018)

  • Paul F. Glenn Postdoctoral Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Molecular dynamics of Sirtuin enzymes (2010 - 2014)

  • National Institute of Health Quantitative Chemical Biology Fellowship, Stanford University: Polyketide biosynthesis (2005 - 2008)


My Qualifications

Education

  • PhD, Stanford University, USA (2010)
  • MSc, IIT Kanpur, India (2004)
  • BSc, University of Kalyani, India (2002)

My Research Activities

Patents

  • Methods for enhancing vascular density (Application No. PCT/AU2017/051435


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Currently recruiting Honours, ILP, Masters, PhD students. If interested email me at abhirupdas@unsw.edu.au

Project 1: Effects of smoking on spine degeneration

How does smoke from cigarette, bushfire and even air pollution cause spine degeneration (back pain, neck pain, spinal cord injury) and how does it affect our healthspan? We are using animal models and patient data to understand the trend, mechanism and find possible cure. 

 

Project 2: Growth differentiation factor 6 (GDF6) protein and tissue regeneration

The goal of this project is to develop a novel therapeutic strategy that uses biomaterial scaffolds, stem cells and GDF6 protein to promote tissue regeneration. The applications will be numerous - to grow muscle after injury and to regenerate intervertebral discs in patients with back pain. 

 

Project 3: Microbiome and spine health 

We are investigating how the microbes in and on our body (microbiome) affect the health of our spine and specially in patients undergoing spinal surgeries. 


Currently supervising

PhDs

ILPs

 


My Engagement


My Teaching

  • Animal Care and Ethics Course (14/129A), UNSW Sydney (2015 - present)
  • Invited Lecture (PHAR3251): Targeting PI3-kinase(s) in cancer, UNSW Sydney (2015)
  • Session 1 Practical (PHAR3251): PI3K Inhibition and Cancer Cell Growth, University of New South Wales, Australia (2015)
  • Session 2 Practical (PHAR3251): PI3  Inhibition and Cancer Cell Metastasis, University of New South Wales, Australia (2015)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Teaching Certificate (2014)
  • Advanced Undergraduate Seminar Course (7.341): Unraveling the Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Age-related Diseases, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (2013)
  • General Chemistry (CHEM 31A/B), Stanford University, USA (2004)
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Location

4-10 South Street
Research and Education Centre
St. George Hospital Campus
Kogarah, NSW 2217

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Contact

(+61) 2 9385 1621

Publications

by Dr Abhirup Das