Katrina Colafella

Dr

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

    3800 Clayton

    Australia

Accepting PhD Students

20132020
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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

Keywords

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

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Projects 2016 2020

Research Output 2013 2019

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., Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 30, 9, 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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

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

Placental effects and transfer of sildenafil in healthy and preeclamptic conditions

Hitzerd, E., Broekhuizen, M., Mirabito Colafella, K. M., Glisic, M., de Vries, R., Koch, B. C. P., de Raaf, M. A., Merkus, D., Schoenmakers, S., Reiss, I. K. M., Danser, A. H. J. & Simons, S. H. P., 1 Jul 2019, In : EBioMedicine. 45, p. 447-455 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Strong and Sustained Antihypertensive Effect of Small Interfering RNA Targeting Liver Angiotensinogen

Uijl, E., Mirabito Colafella, K. M., Sun, Y., Ren, L., van Veghel, R., Garrelds, I. M., de Vries, R., Poglitsch, M., Zlatev, I., Kim, J. B., Hoorn, E. J., Foster, D. & Danser, A. H. J., 1 Jun 2019, In : Hypertension. 73, 6, p. 1249-1257 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

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

Katrina Colafella (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Early Career Oral

Katrina Colafella (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

CJ Martin Biomedical Fellowship

Katrina Colafella (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Stephanie Watts Career Development Award Finalist

Katrina Colafella (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2017 2019

  • 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