Joanne Hart

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    RMIT University

Dr Hart’s main scientific research interest is the regulation of vascular function, particularly in small, resistance-like blood vessels, which are the most important vessels for regulating blood pressure and blood flow to vital organs. In the past few years most of her work has focused on the role of the biological gas, hydrogen sulfide in regulation of blood vessels and its potential role in protecting the vasculature from the effects of oxidative stress. She is an expert small blood vessel myographer and utilizes biochemical and molecular biology techniques in her research. In addition she teaches pharmacology to undergraduate students in Biomedical Science and Health Sciences.