Christina Bursill

Senior Research Fellow

  • 1927 Citations
  • 25 h-Index
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Dr Christina Bursill started as leader of the Plaque biology and New blood vessel area in January 2017 at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and as a Senior Research Fellow at The University of Adelaide, Department of Health and Medical Science. She recently received the inaugural Lin Huddleston National Heart Foundation fellowship. Dr Bursill is a vascular biologist with interests and expertise in vascular inflammation, atherosclerosis and angiogenesis. She completed her PhD at The University of Adelaide in lipid metabolism then headed to Oxford University for five years to undergo a postdoctoral post in the Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine and Pathology. Her postdoctoral time triggered her interest in the mechanisms that cause atherosclerosis and in particular the role of small inflammatory proteins called Chemokines. Christina returned to Australia in 2007 at the Heart Research Institute (HRI) in Sydney where she led the Immunobiology Group. In 2008, Dr Bursill was awarded a National Heart Foundation Career Development Fellowship. At the HRI Dr Bursill developed an interest in high-density lipoproteins (HDL) and through NHMRC/NHF funding investigates novel mechanisms of their action in models of stent biocompatibility, diabetes and wound healing. She also has an interest in using viral gene transfer techniques to over-express proteins that attenuate chemokine activity to suppress atherosclerosis and inflammatory-driven diseases. In 2015 she was awarded the University of Sydney Thompson Fellowship.

Research Interests

Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology

Education / Academic qualification

PhD, University of Adelaide

External positions

University of Adelaide

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Research Output 2001 2018

  • 1927 Citations
  • 25 h-Index
  • 55 Article
  • 7 Review article
  • 2 Abstract
  • 1 Meeting Abstract
2 Citations

Apolipoprotein A-I Reduces In-Stent Restenosis and Platelet Activation and Alters Neointimal Cellular Phenotype

Vanags, L. Z., Tan, J. T. M., Galougahi, K. K., Schaefer, A., Wise, S. G., Murphy, A., Ali, Z. A. & Bursill, C. A. 1 Apr 2018 In : JACC: Basic to Translational Science. 3, 2, p. 200-209 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Exploring the roles of CREBRF and TRIM2 in the regulation of angiogenesis by high-density lipoproteins

Wong, N. K. P., Cheung, H., Solly, E. L., Vanags, L. Z., Ritchie, W., Nicholls, S. J., Ng, M. K. C., Bursill, C. A. & Tan, J. T. M. 1 Jul 2018 In : International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 19, 7, 1903

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

1 Citations

High-Density Lipoproteins and Apolipoprotein A-I Improve Stent Biocompatibility

Vanags, L. Z., Wong, N. K. P., Nicholls, S. J. & Bursill, C. A. 1 Aug 2018 In : Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology. 38, 8, p. 1691-1701 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

3 Citations

Induced pluripotent stem cell-derived endothelial cells promote angiogenesis and accelerate wound closure in a murine excisional wound healing model

Clayton, Z. E., Tan, R. P., Miravet, M. M., Lennartsson, K., Cooke, J. P., Bursill, C. A., Wise, S. G. & Patel, S. 31 Jul 2018 In : Bioscience Reports. 38, 4, BSR20180563

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Induction of obesity impairs reverse cholesterol transport in ob/ob mice

Duong, M. N., Uno, K., Nankivell, V., Bursill, C. & Nicholls, S. J. 1 Sep 2018 In : PLoS ONE. 13, 9, e0202102

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle