What is going on in the diabetic cardiomyocyte?
Applications are invited for an MSc student to work on a Marsden-funded project to understand disease pathways in the diabetic heart. This is a fully funded 12-month MSc position with a stipend of $17,000. This project is a collaboration between the Department of Physiology and the Auckland Bioengineering Institute. This project will involve hands-on advanced imaging of diabetic heart tissues using electron microscopy. These images will then be analysed and used to populate a computational model of cardiomyocyte structure and function to answer novel questions about how glycogen accumulation impacts heart function in diabetes.
The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in pre-clinical research relating to diabetic heart disease, and some experience in computational modelling.
Contact and supervisors
- Kenneth Tran
- Kim Mellor (Department of Physiology)