Chris Sobey

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    Monash University

Professor Chris Sobey is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow at Monash University. He is also Program Lead of the Cardiovascular Disease Program in the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute and the Deputy Head (Research) of the Department of Pharmacology. His research has focused on vascular diseases involving oxidative stress and inflammation, especially in the brain and cerebral circulation. He obtained his PhD at the University of Melbourne for his studies of coronary vascular function following myocardial ischemia. He then completed a post-doctoral Fellowship at the University of Iowa where he gained expertise in the study of cerebral artery function in vivo before returning to Australia to establish a research program in experimental cerebrovascular disease and stroke. His research is now investigating the inflammatory mechanisms occurring in the brain after stroke in order to identify and develop novel approaches to ultimately treat stroke patients.