Associate Professor Alexander Pinto
BBiomedSc(Hons) | PhD, Monash University
Associate Professor Alex Pinto is the head of the Cardiac Cellular Systems laboratory based at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, and is co-appointed by the Baker Institute and La Trobe University. His research aims to understand how the network of cells that form the heart contribute to the development of heart failure, and how extra-cardiac tissues and factors in the blood regulate this network. A major area of focus for A. Prof. Pinto’s laboratory is to understand how hypertension, obesity and diabetes alter the heart, and whether these alterations are reversible.
To achieve his research goals, A. Prof. Pinto uses cutting-edge computational biology, single-cell omics, 3D imaging, and mouse genetic technologies. A. Prof. Pinto’s team collaborates with multiple labs within Australia and the United States.