Christina Bursill

Senior Research Fellow

  • 2060 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

  • 2060 Citations
  • 26 h-Index
  • 56 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

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: Contribution to journalArticle

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: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

High-density lipoproteins and apolipoprotein A-I improve stent biocompatibility recent evidence from experimental models and clinical studies

Vanags, L. Z., Wong, N. K. P., Nicholls, S. J. & Bursill, C. A., 1 Jan 2018, In : Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 38, 8, p. 1691-1701 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article