Dr Kim Mary Mellor

PhD - Cardiac Physiology, University of Melbourne 2011


Dr Kimberley Mellor was awarded her PhD on cardiac dysfunction in diabetes from the University of Melbourne in 2012. Following a post-doctoral period in the Cardiac Phenomics laboratory at the University of Melbourne, she relocated to New Zealand to work at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute with a Rutherford Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in 2013. She was appointed Lecturer in the Department of Physiology at the University of Auckland in 2013 and leads the Cellular and Molecular Cardiology laboratory. 

Research | Current

See Mellor Lab website.


Teaching | Current

MedSci 205 The Physiology of Human Organ Systems

MedSci 311 Cardiovascular Biology

MedSci 309 Biophysics of Nerve and Muscle

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Council member, Physiological Society of New Zealand

Council member, Australian Physiological Society

Early Career representative, International Society for Heart Research, Australasian Section

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Mellor, K. M., Curl, C. L., Chandramouli, C., Pedrazzini, T., Wendt, I. R., & Delbridge, L. M. D. (2014). Ageing-related cardiomyocyte functional decline is sex and angiotensin II dependent. Age10.1007/s11357-014-9630-7
  • Mellor, K. M., Bell, J. R., Young, M. J., Ritchie, R. H., & Delbridge, L. M. D. (2011). Myocardial autophagy activation and suppressed survival signaling is associated with insulin resistance in fructose-fed mice. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, 50 (6), 1035-1043. 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2011.03.002


Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 503 - Bldg 503
Level 4, Room 401E
New Zealand

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