Dr Ashenafi Betrie
PhD, MSc, BPharm

Dr. Betrie finished his PhD in Cardiovascular Pharmacology from the University of Melbourne in 2018. During his PhD, he investigated the roles of transition metals, particularly zinc, in the cardiovascular system and discovered a new class of compounds that alter vascular tone regulation. His work was presented in national meetings and was invited to talk in two international conferences. He is currently investigating the vascular and neurovascular physiological and pharmacological mechanisms of metal-based compounds in his postdoctoral research position in the oxidation biology group of the Melbourne Dementia Research Center.

Key collaborators:

A/Prof Chrsitine Wright and Emeritus Prof. James Angus at the Cardiovascular Therapeutics Unit, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Melbourne

A/Prof James Brock at the Department of Anatomy and Neurosciences, University of Melbourne

Prof Guo-Wei He at the TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital, Tianjin, China

  • Location

    Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
    30 Royal Parade

Awards and achievements

Melbourne International Research Scholarship (2014-2017)
Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship (2014-2017)
Best oral presentation award and a travel scholarship at the High Blood Pressure Council of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting (2017)

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