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Role Theme Director - Stem Cell Medicine
Research area Stem Cell Medicine

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Professor Porrello is the Theme Director of Stem Cell Medicine and Head of the Heart Regeneration group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. He also directs the Melbourne Node of the recently established Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Stem Cell Medicine (reNEW) and he is the founding Co-Director of the Melbourne Centre for Cardiovascular Genomics and Regenerative Medicine (CardioRegen). Professor Porrello’s research focuses on the development of regenerative therapies for children and adults with heart failure. Throughout his career, he has made important contributions to our understanding of mammalian heart regeneration and has pioneered the development of human organoids for drug discovery. Professor Porrello is a co-founder of Dynomics, a biotechnology company focused on the development of new heart failure treatments using organoid technologies.

After completing his PhD in Physiology at the University of Melbourne, Professor Porrello was awarded an NHMRC/NHF C.J. Martin Fellowship to undertake postdoctoral training in Prof Eric Olson's laboratory at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, USA. Upon returning to Australia in 2012, Professor Porrello established the Cardiac Regeneration Laboratory at The University of Queensland, which he co-headed together with Dr James Hudson from 2013-2017.
Professor Porrello is the Theme Director of Stem Cell Medicine and Head of the Heart Regeneration group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. He also directs the Melbourne Node of the recently established Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for...
Professor Porrello is the Theme Director of Stem Cell Medicine and Head of the Heart Regeneration group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. He also directs the Melbourne Node of the recently established Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Stem Cell Medicine (reNEW) and he is the founding Co-Director of the Melbourne Centre for Cardiovascular Genomics and Regenerative Medicine (CardioRegen). Professor Porrello’s research focuses on the development of regenerative therapies for children and adults with heart failure. Throughout his career, he has made important contributions to our understanding of mammalian heart regeneration and has pioneered the development of human organoids for drug discovery. Professor Porrello is a co-founder of Dynomics, a biotechnology company focused on the development of new heart failure treatments using organoid technologies.

After completing his PhD in Physiology at the University of Melbourne, Professor Porrello was awarded an NHMRC/NHF C.J. Martin Fellowship to undertake postdoctoral training in Prof Eric Olson's laboratory at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, USA. Upon returning to Australia in 2012, Professor Porrello established the Cardiac Regeneration Laboratory at The University of Queensland, which he co-headed together with Dr James Hudson from 2013-2017.

Top Publications

  • Stolper, J, Voges, H, See, M, Mehdiabadi, NR, Chahal, G, Drvodelic, M, Eichenlaub, M, Labonne, T, Schultz, B, Hidalgo, A, et al. The humanFLT1regulatory element directs vascular expression and modulates angiogenesis pathwaysin vitroandin vivo. 2021
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  • Phipson, B, Sim, CB, Porrello, E, Hewitt, A, Powell, J, Oshlack, A. propeller: testing for differences in cell type proportions in single cell data. 2021
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  • Redd, M, Scheuer, S, Saez, N, Yoshikawa, Y, Chiu, H, Gao, L, Hicks, M, Villanueva, J, Cuellar-Partida, G, Peart, J, et al. Genetic and Pharmacological Studies Reveal Acid Sensing Ion Channel 1a as a Novel Therapeutic Target Against Cardiac Ischaemia-Reperfusion Injury. Heart Lung and Circulation 30: s90 2021
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  • Mellor, K, Varma, U, Koutsifeli, P, Curl, C, Janssens, J, Daniels, L, Bernasochi, G, Raaijmakers, AJA, Benson, V, Chan, E, et al. Protective role of the Atg8 homologue Gabarapl1 in regulating cardiomyocyte glycophagy in diabetic heart disease. 2021
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  • Quaife-Ryan, GA, Mills, RJ, Lavers, G, Voges, HK, Vivien, CJ, Elliott, DA, Ramialison, M, Hudson, JE, Porrello, ER. β-Catenin drives distinct transcriptional networks in proliferative and nonproliferative cardiomyocytes.. Development 147(22) : 2020
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