ABOUT ME

I am a Lecturer in Biotechnology at the University of Technology Sydney. I am a passionate teacher, researcher and the Academic Women in Science group leader. I am a strong advocate for women in STEM, which is fueled by my personal experiences and having being involved with ATHENA Swan process for the past 10 years, both in the UK and now in Australia. My research is also aligned to my passion for gender equality hence it is focused on women's health spanning from cardiovascular pregnancy complications, diabetes, cardiovascular disease to women's cancer. The underlying themes of my research program are angiogenesis, vascular development and stem cell signalling. 

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Women's health

Pregnancy, diabetes, cardiovascular health, breast and ovarian cancer

2014 - 2016

Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and Teaching

Preeclampsia

Mechanisms and biomarkers for prediction, diagnosis and treatment, 3D in vitro organoid and spheroid models

Mesenchymal Stem Cells

The role in placental development

Mechanisms of therapeutic effect in preeclampsia and cardiovascular disease

Extracellular vesicles

2D and 3D co-culture placental models

2006 - 2007

University College London, United Kingdom

Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice

2009 - 2010

Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy

2010 - 2014

Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom

PhD in Molecular Biology

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

Mechanisms and biomarkers for prediction, diagnosis and treatment in the presence and absence of diabetes

Digital health for healthy pregnancies

Mobile-phone based connected digital platform for real-time monitoring of pregnant women

2001 - 2005

King's College London, United Kingdom

Master in Pharmacy

Women in STEM

© 2019 Dr. Lana McClements

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