Makhala Khammy

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. Aalkj√¶r 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.

  • Contact Details
    Department:Pharmacology and Therapeutics
    Phone:03 8344 1022
  • Research Focus

    Cardiovascular  Physiology and Pharmacology, Cannbinoids, Endocannabinoids, Hypertension

    Field of ResearchDescription
    110201Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
    110905Peripheral Nervous System
  • Key Skills
    • Surgery
    • Mouse/rat models
    • In vivo haemodynamic monitoring
    • Ex vivo assessment of cardiac and vascular function
    • Amperometry
  • Looking to collaborate?

    Looking for collaborators working in neuroscience and/or adept at fluorescence microscopy and immunohistochemistry.