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Dr Laura Bienvenu

BSc(Hons) | PhD, University of Melbourne

Dr Laura Bienvenu is a Group Leader in the Molecular Imaging and Theranostics laboratory. She leads research focusing on understanding how blood clots and the immune system contribute to cardiovascular disease, specifically heart attacks. This research aims to identify key features of inflammation and thrombosis in the heart and develop novel therapies to improve outcomes after a heart attack.

Since joining the Atherothrombosis and Vascular Biology laboratory in 2018 and transitioning into the Molecular Imaging and Theranostics laboratory in 2020, Dr Bienvenu has received significant funding for her research, including a Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, NHMRC Ideas Grant (CIB) and a Heart Foundation Vanguard Grant.

At the Baker Institute Dr Bienvenu is a member of the Early Career Scientist and Mentoring Committee. She also holds an Honorary appointment at the Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health at the University of Melbourne.


  • NHF Vanguard Grant — Immunomodulatory therapy for preserving cardiac function following myocardial infarction (2022–2024)
  • Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health Seed fund — Developing next-generation biodegradable stents for clinical impact (2020–2021)
  • NHMRC Ideas Grant — Personalised medicine for inflammatory and thrombotic diseases: generating novel and transformative diagnostic, therapeutic and theranostic approaches (2019–2022)
  • Early Career Scientist Grant, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute — Platelet-targeted dual pathway therapy for prophylactic treatment of thrombosis (2019–2020)
  • Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Activated-platelet targeted drug therapy — novel sex-specific approaches to thrombolysis (2019–2020)


  • 43rd Congress of the Japanese Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis, ‘Outstanding Young Scientist’ abstract award (2021)
  • Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health Symposium, Best Mini Oral Presentation Early Career Scientist (2021)
  • Alfred Health Research Week Abstract Award (2021)
  • World Congress of Cardiology, ISHR Student Investigator Prize (2014)
  • CSANZ/ISHR 61st Annual Scientific Meeting, Student Publication Award (2013)
  • Aldosterone & Salt: Heart and Kidney, Young Investigator Poster Award (2012)
  • CSANZ/ISHR 59th Annual Scientific Meeting: Student Investigator award, best mini oral presentation (2011)

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