Professor Gemma Figtree
Gemma Figtree is a Professor in Medicine at the University of Sydney, and Research Lead for Cardiothoracic and Vascular Health at the Kolling Institute and for Northern Sydney Local Health District. She co-leads the Cardiovascular Theme for Sydney Health Partners, a NHMRC Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre. Gemma completed her DPhil at Oxford University in 2002 supported by a Rhodes Scholarship and has continued in the field of oxidative signalling. She is committed to improving the care for heart attack patients- using her knowledge of redox signalling and molecular biology to develop methods of identifying those at highest risk of adverse outcome, and discovering novel therapies to prevent and treat events, inspired by her clinical work as an interventional cardiologist. Discoveries in her Laboratory have been published in leading journals Circulation, European Heart Journal, and FRBM, with a total of 116 publications. GF is a principal investigator on grants >$5 mill. She is personally supported by Heart Foundation and NHMRC Fellowships. She is committed to the advancement of her field, and serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the leading international cardiovascular journal Circulation, as well as being a founding editorial board member for Redox Biology, and an Associate Editor for Heart, Lung and Circulation. Her research and clinical perspective and leadership are recognised by her appointment to the Expert Advisory Panel for NHMRC Structural Review of Grants Program (2016-), and her membership of the Scientific Board of Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (responsible for International Relations), as well as the Clinical Council of the Australian Atherosclerosis Society and the Clinical Issues Committee of the Heart Foundation. She serves as a non-executive Director on 3 Boards- Heart Research Australia, Australian Cardiovascular Alliance, and Queenwood School for Girls.