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Dr Josh Bourne is a NHMRC-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Neuroinflammation group, investigating novel mechanisms and therapeutic targets to alleviate inflammation in the brain after ischaemic stroke. He completed his PhD in 2021 with the Birmingham Platelet Group at the University of Birmingham (UK) in Cardiovascular Science, characterising platelet receptor CLEC-2 in thrombosis and the inflammatory response. Josh has first author publications in haematologica and Frontiers in Immunology, and has raised funds through the Heart Foundation's Vanguard grant toward advancement in stroke therapeutics (2022). 

Education/Academic qualification

Cardiovascular Science, PhD, University of Birmingham

1 Oct 201830 Sep 2021

Award Date: 5 Dec 2022

Oncology, MSc, University of Nottingham

Award Date: 3 Dec 2018

Medical Physiology and Therapeutics, BSc (Hons), University of Nottingham

Award Date: 1 Jul 2016

Research area keywords

  • Innate Immunity
  • Thrombosis
  • Thromboinflammation
  • Inflammation
  • Stroke
  • Platelet biology
  • Macrophages
  • Macrophage polarisation
  • Microglia


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