David’s research focuses on the application of in vivo multiphoton microscopy of the live beating mouse heart to models of cardiovascular diseases, including coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction. His main research interest lies in understanding the pathophysiological basis of maladaptive repair mechanisms in chronic diseases of the heart and kidney, and how this can be halted.
David obtained his PhD from the University of Queensland, Centre for Kidney Disease Research, Australia, under Prof Glenda Gobe. His PhD research investigated the pathological influence of oxidative stress in the development and progression of chronic kidney disease following acute injury, leading to publications in the field of experimental nephrology and presentations at national and international conferences. In 2015 David attended the Renal Division of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School under Prof Joe Bonventre as an ANZSN postdoctoral fellow to further his PhD findings into cell cycle arrest in the kidney. Now at Cornell, David hopes to apply an understanding of tissue repair mechanisms to identify novel insights into cardiovascular diseases.
In his spare time, David is continually looking for dingos and kangaroos, trying to keep warm in the snow, and one day, hopes people can understand his accent.