Joanne Tan

Dr, B.Sc. (Biotechnology) (Hons), PhD

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Dr. Joanne Tan is a senior postdoctoral researcher at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute where she leads the miRNAs and Diabetes research programs in the Vascular Research Centre, Heart & Vascular Health Program, Lifelong Health Theme. She is also an Affiliate Senior Lecturer at The University of Adelaide. She is a vascular biologist with interests and expertise in angiogenesis and diabetes-impaired cellular mechanisms. She completed her PhD at The University of Sydney in 2007 where she looked at the role of adipocyte differentiation in the development of metabolic syndrome. She then began her postdoctoral training at the Heart Research Institute, Sydney where she explored the vasculoprotective effects of high-density lipoproteins (HDL), with a particular focus on the role of HDL in angiogenesis-associated diseases. Her current research interests include exploring novel therapeutic targets that will alleviate vascular complications associated with diabetes.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The regulation and role of connective tissue growth factor in adipocyte biology, The University of Sydney

28 Jul 200323 Mar 2007

Award Date: 3 Aug 2007

Bachelor of Science (Honours), Genotyping of Hepatitis B Virus in Malaysian Individuals using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR): Correlation with Genotype-Specific Mutations and HBeAg/anti-HBe Status, Monash University

1 Mar 199927 Dec 2002

Award Date: 27 Feb 2003

External positions

Affiliate Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide

1 Feb 2017 → …

Senior Research Officer, Heart Research Institute

1 Jul 201523 Dec 2016

Conjoint Lecturer, The University of Sydney

15 Mar 2012 → …

Research Officer, Heart Research Institute

26 Mar 200730 Jun 2015


  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Angiogenesis
  • microRNAs

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