Prof. Chandana Herath
Dr Herath, a hepatologist, is a Senior Research Fellow working at the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne, Austin Health. Upon successful completion of his JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) postdoctoral studies at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan, he joined the Department of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne in 2004.
As Head of the Hepatology laboratory, Dr Herath has made significant contributions towards developing animal models of liver diseases to study and formulate therapies to treat patients with liver disease including cirrhosis. He was successful in securing nationally competitive grants, amounting to over AU$ 3 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. Dr Herath has supervised and/or mentored a number of PhD and MD students to successful completion and currently has 10 PhD students working in a number of projects. He has authored 52 scientific publications which include peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and abstracts, and has also made presentations at many, major scientific conferences.