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Judy Soyoung Choi

BSc, University of Melbourne | MC-BMEDSC, University of Melbourne

I am a PhD student supervised by Prof Judy de Haan and Dr Arpeeta Sharma in the Cardiovascular Inflammation and Redox Biology laboratory at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, and by A/Prof James Vince at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.

My project aims to explore pharmacotherapies targeting the NLRP3 inflammasome-pathway to lessen unresolved inflammation. One of my main targets involves the process of controlled cell death called pyroptosis. I will use genetic and pharmacological inhibition to examine the role of key proteins involved in this pathway. By manipulating this pathway, I hope to improve cardiac function under diabetic conditions after an acute myocardial infarction.


  • Australian Research Training Program Scholarship, Monash University (2021)
  • Baker Institute ‘Bright Sparks’ top-up scholarship (2021)


  • Baker Institute, Quarterly Research Prize for Publication Excellence (2021)
  • E-Poster Award, International Vascular Biology Meeting (IVBM) (2020)

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