Researcher

Professor Kerry-Anne Rye

My Expertise

High density lipoprotein (HDL) structure, function and metabolism.

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Biography

Kerry-Anne Rye obtained her PhD from Flinders University of South Australia in 1986 and gained her postdoctoral training at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a Research Professor, Head of the Lipid Research Group and Deputy Head (Research) in the School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Lipid Research, and an Editorial Board Member of three American Heart...view more

Biography

Kerry-Anne Rye obtained her PhD from Flinders University of South Australia in 1986 and gained her postdoctoral training at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a Research Professor, Head of the Lipid Research Group and Deputy Head (Research) in the School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Lipid Research, and an Editorial Board Member of three American Heart Association journals: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology; The Journal of the American Heart Association and Circulation Research. Professor Rye is the Past Chair of the American Heart Association ATVB Council Women’s Leadership Committee, and a member of the ATVB Leadership Committees, She is the Immediate Past Chair of the Program Committee (ATVB Council nominee) for American Heart Association Scientific Sessions  and runs a mentoring program for early career members of the ATVB Council. She is the incoming Chair of the American Heart Association ATVB Council.

Research Program

The overarching goal of Professor Rye's research program is to improve understanding of the causes of heart disease (atherosclerosis) and diabetes and to develop novel strategies for  treating both diseases. She was the first to report that the atheroprotective high density lipoproteins (HDLs) in human plasma inhibit inflammation in coronary arteries, and that HDLs also have anti-diabetic properties. Professor Rye studies signal transduction pathways in multiple cell types (macrophages and endothelial cells for heart disease and pancreatic beta cells and skeletal muscle cells for diabetes) and works with novel animal models and state-of-the-art imaging techniques to identify new therapeutic targets for atherosclerosis and diabetes. 

Current Postdoctoral Fellows

Blake Cochran

Kwok Leung Ong

Current PhD Students

Bikash Manandhar

Current MSc Students

Dr Liam Guiney

Current ILP Students

Bradley Tucker

Nick Chee

Wei Wang Yeo

Current Honours Students

Thomas King

Shivam Patel

 

 

Research Opportunities

There are opportunities for Honours, ILP and PhD students in the Rye Group research program. Contact Kerry-Anne Rye (k.rye@unsw.edu.au) for details of specific projects.


My Qualifications

BSc (Hons), PhD, FAHA


My Awards

Recent awards include:

2012   American Heart Association ATVB Council Special Recognition Award in Arteriosclerosis

2015   American Heart Association ATVB Council Distinguished Achievement Award

2016   UNSW, Faculty of Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, Researcher of the Year Award

2017   American Heart Association ATVB Council Mentor of Women Award


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

ILP, Honours, Masters, PhD


Currently supervising

Bikash Manandhar (PhD)

Liam Guiney (MSc)

Rebecca Metzger (ILP)

Wei Ting Tan (ILP)

Yong Chan (ILP)

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Location

School of Medical Sciences
Level 4E, Wallace Wurth Building
High St, Kensington
Sydney
NSW 2052
Australia

Contact

+61 2 9385 1219
9385 1389