Makhala completed her PhD in the Cardiovascular Therapeutics Unit at the University of Melbourne, describing the effects of structural vascular changes on renal and systemic haemodynamics in experimental hypertension. She undertook postdoctoral training in the Vascular Smooth Muscle Group with Prof. Aalkjær in Denmark, investigating alterations in peripheral sympathetic neurotransmission that may contribute to the development of hypertension. She moved back to Australia in 2018 to accept a Teaching and Research position with the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Her current work investigates the role of endocannabinoids and cannabinoids in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, particularly the ability of these compounds to modulate the function of peripheral nerves regulating cardiovascular function.
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Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology, Cannbinoids, Endocannabinoids, Hypertension
Field of Research Description 110201 Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases) 110905 Peripheral Nervous System
- Mouse/rat models
- In vivo haemodynamic monitoring
- Ex vivo assessment of cardiac and vascular function
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Looking for collaborators working in neuroscience and/or adept at fluorescence microscopy and immunohistochemistry.