Cardiac Membrane Biology Laboratory

The Cardiac Membrane Biology Laboratory aims to improve the lives of people suffering cardiac related health issues.

Our research focuses on one of the body’s most crucial molecules – a molecule which is vital for the contraction of heart cells and therefore the pumping of the heart. As we develop a better understanding of this molecule through laboratory-based experiments, we explore treatments for heart failure, irregular heartbeat and heart damage following cancer treatment.

Our laboratory-based research has led to the discovery of a new potential treatment for heart failure. We are about to begin a clinical trial of this approach with our collaborators based in Denmark.


Helge HeadshotProf Helge Rasmussen.

Chair of Cardiology
Medicine, Northern Clinical School

Elisha-Hamilton Dr Elisha Hamilton, PhD

Laboratory Manager
Medicine, Northern Clinical School

Dr Chia-Chi Liu

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Eva Borgersen - Visiting Researcher

PREVENTION OF CARDIAC SIDE EFFECTS OF CANCER TREATMENT

This project will investigate a new drug combination therapy that has potential benefits in cancer treatment induced heart failure by targeting the sodium/potassium pump function.

A NEW DRUG COMBINATION THERAPY FOR HEART FAILURE

This project will investigate a drug combination therapy that has potential benefits in heart failure treatment by targeting the sodium/potassium pump function.

Events, News and Seminars

New funding to help drive vital research into heart disease

New funding to help drive vital research into heart disease

Congratulations to Kolling Institute researcher and Royal North Shore Hospital cardiologist Dr Steve..... Read more

Category: Awards, Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Research Excellence

Research expertise on show

Research expertise on show

The diverse range of exciting research underway across the Northern Health Precinct was profiled dur..... Read more

Category: Presentations, Research Excellence

Kolling researcher among hypertension thought leaders at international meeting

Kolling researcher among hypertension thought leaders at international meeting

Kolling Institute researcher and RNSH Senior Hospital Scientist Dr Anastasia Mihailidou says she was..... Read more

Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Research Excellence