Joanne Tan

Dr, B.Sc. (Biotechnology) (Hons), PhD

  • 635 Citations
  • 15 h-Index

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Dr. Joanne Tan is a senior postdoctoral researcher at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute where she leads the miRNAs and Diabetes research programs in the Vascular Research Centre, Heart & Vascular Health Program, Lifelong Health Theme. She is also an Affiliate Senior Lecturer at The University of Adelaide. She is a vascular biologist with interests and expertise in angiogenesis and diabetes-impaired cellular mechanisms. She completed her PhD at The University of Sydney in 2007 where she looked at the role of adipocyte differentiation in the development of metabolic syndrome. She then began her postdoctoral training at the Heart Research Institute, Sydney where she explored the vasculoprotective effects of high-density lipoproteins (HDL), with a particular focus on the role of HDL in angiogenesis-associated diseases. Her current research interests include exploring novel therapeutic targets that will alleviate vascular complications associated with diabetes.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sydney

28 Jul 200323 Mar 2007

Bachelor of Science (Honours), Monash University

1 Mar 199927 Dec 2002

External positions

Affiliate Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide

1 Feb 2017 → …

Senior Research Officer, The Heart Research Institute

1 Jul 201523 Dec 2016

Conjoint Lecturer, University of Sydney

15 Mar 2012 → …

Research Officer, The Heart Research Institute

26 Mar 200730 Jun 2015


  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Angiogenesis
  • microRNAs

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Research Output

  • 635 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
  • 30 Article
  • 7 Review article
  • 2 Abstract
  • 1 Meeting Abstract

Lack of strategic funding and long-term job security threaten to have profound effects on cardiovascular researcher retention in Australia

Australian Cardiovascular Alliance & Figtree, G. A., 21 Aug 2020, In : Heart, lung & circulation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Multiple Roles of Chemokines in the Mechanisms of Stent Biocompatibility

Ravindran, D., Galougahi, K. K., Tan, J. T. M., Kavurma, M. M. & Bursill, C. A., 20 Mar 2020, In : Cardiovascular Research.

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Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

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. T., Bursill, C., Rayner, B. S. & Hawkins, C. L., 17 Jun 2019, In : Chemical Research in Toxicology. 32, 6, p. 1223-1234 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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 May 2019, In : Diabetes. 68, 5, p. 1040-1053 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)