Katrina Colafella

Dr

  • Level 2, Room F256, 26 Innovation Walk (Building 13F)

    3800 Clayton

    Australia

Accepting PhD Students

20132021

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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Katrina Mirabito Colafella is a NHMRC CJ Martin Fellow and a Future Leader in the Cardiovascular Disease Program, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University. Katrina completed her PhD in 2015 in Professor Kate Denton’s laboratory at Monash University. She was awarded a Monash Bridging Postdoctoral Fellowship and then obtained an overseas NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship to continue her postdoctoral studies in Prof Jan Danser’s laboratory at Erasmus Medical Centre, The Netherlands. In December 2018, Katrina returned to Australia to establish her own research group within the Department of Physiology, Monash University. Katrina’s research program focuses on the pathogenesis and therapy of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, with a special emphasis on the renin angiotensin system, sex-specific risk factors (complications of pregnancy, menopause) and cardio-oncology, which is an emerging field aimed at the prevention, management and mitigation of cardiovascular disease in cancer patients

External positions

NHMRC CJ Martin Fellow, Erasmus MC (Erasmus University Medical Center)

1 Nov 201631 Oct 2018

Research area keywords

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertension
  • Sex Steroids
  • Ageing
  • Cardio-oncology
  • Pregnancy
  • Preeclampsia
  • Vascular Biology
  • Kidney

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Projects

Research Output

Targeting angiotensinogen with RNA-based therapeutics

Ren, L., Mirabito Colafella, K. M., Bovée, D. M., Uijl, E. & Danser, A. H. J., Mar 2020, In : Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension. 29, 2, p. 180-189 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Aspirin for the prevention and treatment of pre-eclampsia: A matter of COX-1 and/or COX-2 inhibition?

Mirabito Colafella, K. M., Neuman, R. I., Visser, W., Danser, A. H. J. & Versmissen, J., 16 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

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1 Citation (Scopus)

AT1R-AT2R-RXFP1 functional crosstalk in myofibroblasts: Impact on the therapeutic targeting of renal and cardiac fibrosis

Chow, B. S. M., Kocan, M., Shen, M., Wang, Y., Han, L., Chew, J. Y., Wang, C., Bosnyak, S., Mirabito-Colafella, K. M., Barsha, G., Wigg, B., Johnstone, E. K. M., Hossain, M. A., Pfleger, K. D. G., Denton, K. M., Widdop, R. E., Summers, R. J., Bathgate, R. A. D., Hewitson, T. D. & Samuel, C. S., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 30, 11, p. 2191-2207 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Endothelin receptor antagonism during preeclampsia: a matter of timing?

Hitzerd, E., Neuman, R. I., Mirabito Colafella, K. M., Reiss, I. K. M., van den Meiracker, A. H., Danser, A. H. J., Visser, W., Versmissen, J. & Saleh, L., 28 Jun 2019, In : Clinical Science and Molecular Medicine. 133, 12, p. 1341-1352 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Human Placental Vascular Reactivity in Health and Disease: Implications for the Treatment of Pre-eclampsia

Hitzerd, E., Broekhuizen, M., Neuman, R., Mirabito Colafella, K. M., Merkus, D., Schoenmakers, S., Simons, S., Reiss, I. & Danser, J., 2019, In : Current Pharmaceutical Design. 25, 5, p. 505-527 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Prizes

American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology Paper of the Year 2014

Colafella, Katrina (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Early Career Oral

Colafella, Katrina (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

CJ Martin Biomedical Fellowship

Colafella, Katrina (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Stephanie Watts Career Development Award Finalist

Colafella, Katrina (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

  • 3 Contribution to conference
  • 1 Editorial responsibility
  • 1 Peer review responsibility

International Society of Hypertension

Katrina Mirabito Colafella (Invited speaker)

2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Biology of Sex Differences (Journal)

Katrina Mirabito Colafella (Editorial board member)

2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

F1000Research (Journal)

Katrina Mirabito Colafella (Peer reviewer)

2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Joint meeting of the Dutch Society of Microcirculation and Dutch Society of Hypertension

Katrina Mirabito Colafella (Keynote/plenary speaker)

2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference