Katrina Colafella


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

    3800 Clayton



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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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