PhD or Honours

Cardiovasular disease remains a public health priority. Thrombosis of atherosclerotic coronary arteries is the main mechanism behind the acture coronary syndromes (ACS). Platelets and monocytes are the crucial cellular determinants of the blood prothrombotic potential, which interacts with the atherosclerotic plaque to initiate thrombus formation in ACS partients is poorly understood. This project aims to evaluate the utility of the coronary thrombus composition and a range of cell-based biomarkers as novel biomarkers of CAD.

Supervisors: Associate Professor James Chong james.chong@sydney.edu.au