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Associate Professor Xiao-Jun Du

MBBS | MMed, Xian Medical University | PhD, University of Edinburgh

Associate Professor Xiao-Jun Du

Head: Experimental Cardiology


Melbourne University supervisor

Monash University supervisor

NHMRC Senior Research Fellow

+61 3 8532 1267

Associate Professor Du is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow. At the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, he heads both the Experimental Cardiology Laboratory and the Mouse Cardiology Research Platform.

XJ Du’s research has been centred on heart failure, with cardiac remodelling, inflammation, fibrosis and arrhythmias being particularly studied. He pioneered research on mouse cardiology in Australia since 1996 and has established the Mouse Cardiology Research Platform at Baker Institute since 2002.  He has career publication of 207 papers (55 since 2012) and authored 6 book chapters. His work has been cited over 5500 times (H-index 45). XJ Du is appointed by seven universities with adjunct or guest Professor. By invitation, he served multiple times at grant review/interview committee for Australian NHMRC and the Natural Science Fund of China. By invitation, he has presented 40 times since 2012 at national and international conferences. He has supervised 42 postgraduate students and 22 overseas research trainees. He has been invited to reviewing manuscripts for over 90 journals.


  • Best Poster Award, European Society of Cardiology Congress, Italy (2016)
  • Distinguished Mentorship Award for Early Career Cardiovascular Researchers, The 12th China Congress of International Society for Heart Research (2014)
  • The Ross Hohnen Award for Research Excellence, National Heart Foundation of Australia (2005)
  • National Heart Foundation of Australia Ross Hohnen Award Recognising Research Excellence (2004)
  • American Heart Association New Investigator Award, Scientific Conference on Molecular, Cellular and Integrated Physiological Approaches to the Failing Heart (1999)

Scientific leadership

  • Treasurer of Australasia Section, International Society for Heart Research (2004–7)
  • Coordinator, Collaboration Program between Baker Institute and Peking University Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

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