Maithili Sashindranath


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PhD projects

Targeting CD39 to improve outcome in models of small vessel thrombosis including stroke, graft vs host disease and sepsis


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Personal profile


Dr Maithili Sashindranath is Deputy Lab Head of the Vascular Biology Group within the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD). 


Dr Sashindranath has over 15 years of experience in Neuroscience research and is an expert in the fields of brain injury and stroke. She is Deputy Lab Head of the Vascular Biology group in the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, Monash University, where she leads a team of research assistants and PhD students. Her current research interests are focussed on improving outcomes in small vessel thrombosis and ischemic stroke. She previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Molecular Neurotrauma and Haemostasis laboratory in the same department. She has received and been named on grant applications amounting to over 150,000$ and has been involved in securing 4 successful NHMRC grant applications. She has had 24 publications in the last 8 years including 6 as senior author. and 6 as first author

Dr Sashindranath graduated with a PhD from the University of Melbourne in December 2009 during which she studied seizure induced oxidative stress and kinase signalling processes in epilepsy. She was the recipient of the Melbourne Research Scholarship (2004-2008) as well as the Leslie Eric Paddle scholarship (2006 and 2007) and the RJ Gleghorn scholarship (2007) for PhD studies. Dr Sashindranath completed a BSc Hons degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2003. 

She is committed to being a role model in the community and visits primary schools to promote interest in STEM, and is particularly focussed on inspiring young girls to pursue STEM careers. She also has a keen interest in supporting women in STEM and is Deputy Chair of the Monash School of Translational Medicine's Gender Equity and Diversity Committee. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Neuroscience, PhD, Oxidative Stress in Epilepsy, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 5 Dec 2009

External positions

Executive , Australian Academy of Science

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Research area keywords

  • Inflammation
  • Thrombosis
  • Endothelial biology
  • stroke
  • brain injury
  • endothelial dysfunction
  • ischaemia reperfusion injury

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