Christina Bursill

Senior Research Fellow

  • 2085 Citations
  • 26 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

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Research Output 2001 2019

  • 2085 Citations
  • 26 h-Index
  • 59 Article
  • 8 Review article
  • 2 Abstract
  • 1 Meeting Abstract

A Novel Ruthenium-based Molecular Sensor to Detect Endothelial Nitric Oxide

Vidanapathirana, A., Pullen, B., Zhang, R., Duong, M., Goyne, J. M., Zhang, X., Bonder, C. S., Abell, A. D., Bursill, C., Nicholls, S. J. & Psaltis, P., 8 Feb 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 16 p., (2019) 9:1720.

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A Role for Chlorinated Nucleosides in the Perturbation of Macrophage Function and Promotion of Inflammation

MacEr-Wright, J. L., Stanley, N. R., Portman, N., Tan, J., Bursill, C., Rayner, B. S. & Hawkins, C. L., 17 Jun 2019, In : Chemical Research in Toxicology. 32, 6, p. 1223-1234 12 p.

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Associations of ABCG1-mediated cholesterol efflux capacity with coronary artery lipid content assessed by near-infrared spectroscopy

Takata, K., Honda, S., Sidharta, S. L., Duong, M. N., Shishikura, D., Kim, S. W., Andrews, J., Di Bartolo, B. A., Psaltis, P., Bursill, C., Worthley, M. I. & Nicholls, S. J., 1 Jan 2019, In : Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy. 9, 4, p. 310-318 9 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Fenofibrate rescues diabetes-related impairment of ischemia-mediated angiogenesis by PPARα-independent modulation of thioredoxin-interacting protein

Yuan, J., Tan, J., Rajamani, K., Solly, E. L., King, E. J., Lecce, L., Simpson, P. J. L., Lam, Y. T., Jenkins, A. J., Bursill, C., Keech, A. C. & Ng, M. K. C., 1 Jan 2019, In : Diabetes. 68, 5, p. 1040-1053 14 p.

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Vasculogenic properties of adventitial Sca-1 + CD45 + progenitor cells in mice: a potential source of vasa vasorum in atherosclerosis

Toledo-Flores, D., Williamson, A., Schwarz, N., Fernando, S., Dimasi, C., Witt, T. A., Nguyen, T. M., Puranik, A. S., Chue, C. D., Delacroix, S., Spoon, D. B., Bonder, C. S., Bursill, C., Di Bartolo, B. A., Nicholls, S. J., Simari, R. D. & Psaltis, P., 13 May 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 7286.

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