Professor Richard P. Harvey, PhD, FAA
Professor Richard Harvey received his PhD in 1982 from the University of Adelaide, training in molecular biology. He undertook postdoctoral studies in embryology at Harvard University with Doug Melton, and then moved to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, establishing an independent group. In 1998, he relocated to the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, where he is currently Co-Deputy Director and Head of the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Division. He holds the endowed Sir Peter Finley Professorship of Heart Research at the University of New South Wales. He is a member of the Australian Academy of Science and EMBO. His research has focused on the genetic basis of heart development and congenital heart disease mechanism, and more recently on the biology and origins of adult cardiac stem cells, and cardiac regeneration.