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Biography

Dr Tan has a BBiomedSci (Therapeutics) and a BSci with Honours degree from the University of Melbourne. She completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2011, focussing on novel therapies to inhibit pathological fibrosis in heart and kidney failure. Following her PhD, she received the prestigious Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) International Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue her work on diabetic complications at the Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute with a special interest in using novel antioxidants to reduce oxidative stress in kidney and eye diseases. In 2016, she was recruited to Monash University's newly established Department of Diabetes where she was a recipient of the JDRF International Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship to further her work in finding new therapeutic targets for diabetic complications. She recently received a NHMRC Ideas Grant in 2022 to investigate the role of complement in diabetic kidney disease. She is a member of Australian Diabetes Society and Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology.

Research interests

  • the role of complement in diabetic complications
  • inflammation in diabetic kidney disease
  • kidney fibrosis and oxidative stress associated with diabetes
  • novel therapies to treat diabetic complications

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

Research area keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD)
  • Inflammation
  • Oxidative stress
  • Fibrosis
  • Complement

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