PhD profile: Nicholas Lam on how to regrow damaged heart muscle
Nick Lam has just completed his PhD thesis, which was investigating
regrowing damaged hearts with muscle, instead of the body's own process
of filling holes with scar tissue, the physiological equivalent of
polyfilla. The title of his PhD is “Cardiac regeneration: effective
nerve growth factor”. Basically it’s about the effect of a protein,
called 'nerve growth factor', on a damaged heart. Nick was based in the Heart Failure Research Group at Baker IDI with one of his supervisors, Professor David Kaye. His other supervisor was Professor Nadia Rosenthal from Monash University. For more, see his profile.