Melissa Byrne Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting 2014

Melissa Byrne

Dr Melissa Byrne’s PhD focussed on the use of animal models of disease for the translation of basic science into pre-clinical research and in the longer term clinical outcomes. As such she has been involved in the pre-clinical phase of a number of device-based start-up companies which have now progressed to clinical trials, including the Cardiac Dimensions, Sunshine Heart and Osprey Medical. Dr Byrne was awarded a Guidant Industry Fellowship work with Dr David Kass at Johns Hopkins Institute in Baltimore, USA. Upon returning to Australia, Dr Byrne was invited to take the position of pre-clinical research manager for the Heart Failure Research Group at the BakerIDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. Here, she has been involved in the development of a patented closed circuit infusion system for the delivery of therapeutic agents (genes, drugs) for the treatment of heart failure, and is a named inventor on four provisional US patent applications

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