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Dr Yi Ching (Peggy) Chen

PhD, Monash University

Dr Yi Ching (Peggy) Chen

Cardiac Hypertrophy


Monash University supervisor

University of Melbourne supervisor

Research Officer

+61 3 8532 1269

Dr Chen (PhD 2017) is a Research Officer within the Cardiac Hypertrophy laboratory, an adjunct lecturer within the Central Clinical School of Monash University, and an honorary research fellow of Latrobe University and the University of Melbourne. She has extensive experience supervising students and staff, and has co-supervised students and research staff with Prof. Julie McMullen. Dr Chen had a co-first author STATE-OF-THE-ART review in JACC in 2021 specifically related to the topic of physiological and pathological atrial enlargement and atrial fibrillation [PMID:34082914].

Dr Chen has a unique skill set with a strong background in physiology combined with sought after expertise with MRI and PET imaging in rodents. Her expertise is highlighted by publications in which she was responsible for conducting the imaging studies. This includes the first paper determining the novel cell-sheet therapy with omentopexy in promoting arteriogenesis and improving coronary circulation in the failing heart (Mol Ther 2015, PMID: 25421595). She also performed the PET/CT work in a study investigating cardiac glucose uptake and function in mice delivered with high-density lipoprotein after myocardial infarction (Sci Transl Med 2017, PMID: 29021167). She has worked closely with experts in the field including Prof James Pearson (Director, Department of Cardiac Physiology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Japan), Dr Michael de Veer (Head of Preclinical imaging, Monash Biomedical Imaging), and Dr Zheng (MR physicist, Monash). Dr. Chen has received a number of grants related to her expertise with imaging (>1.4M) including NHMRC Idea grants as Chief Investigator B and the International Synchrotron Access Program Grants.

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