Dr Claudine Bonder is a Heart Foundation Fellow and Head of the Vascular Biology and Cell Trafficking Laboratory at the Centre for Cancer Biology in Adelaide, South Australia.
From her research training during her PhD at Flinders University and post-doctoral position at the University of Calgary (Canada) she has gained expert experience in vascular and cellular biology, immunology, inflammation and imaging.
The focus of Dr Bonder’s laboratory is the blood vasculature and how it contributes to health and disease. More specifically, she and her team investigate (i) endothelial progenitor cells, (ii) leukocyte trafficking and (iii) activation of the vasculature during diseases such as heart disease, breast cancer, melanoma and allergy. Dr Bonder’s research has culminated in important advances in this area, including (i) identifying the adhesion molecules used by leukocyte subsets and progenitor cells to traffic to inflamed organs, (ii) defining mediators of endothelial progenitor cell function and differentiation and (iii) identifying key surface expressed receptors which regulate major cell survival signals.
To support research in the Vascular Biology and Cell Trafficking Laboratory, please contact the Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Fund.