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Dr Camilla Bertuzzo Veiga

BNutrDiet(Hons) | MSc, University of Campinas-Brazil | PhD, University of Melbourne

Dr Camilla B Veiga is a postdoctoral researcher in the Haematopoiesis and Leukocyte Biology laboratory. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and completed her Masters in Nutrition and Molecular Biology at UNICAMP-Brazil before pursuing a PhD at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. Her research focuses on investigating the interplay between the new cardiovascular disease risk factor called clonal haematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP), and cardiometabolic complications (diabetes, atherosclerosis, and obesity).

She employs various animal models, diets, and advanced technologies such as flow cytometry, DNA methylation assays, fluorescence imaging and mouse genetic models in her research.


  • Baker Institute Bright Sparks Travel Fellowship (2022)
  • Early Career Researcher Travel Grant, JDFR Australia (2021)
  • Baker Institute Bright Sparks Top-Up Research Scholarship (2019)
  • Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS) for international students (2019)
  • The University of Melbourne Post Graduation Overseas Fee Paying (2019)
  • Master’s degree Research Scholarship (2016)


  • Paul Korner Medal for outstanding achievement, Baker Institute (2022)
  • HDR Rising Star Award (2022)
  • Winner, Best Poster, Baker Institute Symposium (2022)
  • Winner, best mini oral presentation, Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health Symposium (2021)
  • Honourable Mention at the XII Paulista Congress of Endocrinology and Metabology, Sao Paulo-Brazil (2017)

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