Dr Kim 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)

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  • Daniels, L. J., Varma, U., Annandale, M., Chan, E., Mellor, K. M., & Delbridge, L. M. D. (2019). Myocardial Energy Stress, Autophagy Induction, and Cardiomyocyte Functional Responses. Antioxidants & redox signaling, 31 (6), 472-486. 10.1089/ars.2018.7650
  • Janssens, J. V., Ma, B., Brimble, M. A., Van Eyk, J. E., Delbridge, L. M. D., & Mellor, K. M. (2018). Cardiac troponins may be irreversibly modified by glycation: novel potential mechanisms of cardiac performance modulation. Scientific reports, 8 (1)10.1038/s41598-018-33886-x
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Margaret Brimble
  • Curl, C. L., Danes, V. R., Bell, J. R., Raaijmakers, A. J. A., Ip, W. T. K., Chandramouli, C., ... Charchar, F. J. (2018). Cardiomyocyte Functional Etiology in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction Is Distinctive-A New Preclinical Model. Journal of the American Heart Association, 7 (11).10.1161/jaha.117.007451
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Crossman
  • Chandramouli, C., Reichelt, M. E., Curl, C. L., Varma, U., Bienvenu, L. A., Koutsifeli, P., ... Jenkins, A. J. (2018). Diastolic dysfunction is more apparent in STZ-induced diabetic female mice, despite less pronounced hyperglycemia. Scientific reports, 8 (1)10.1038/s41598-018-20703-8
  • Varma, U., Koutsifeli, P., Benson, V. L., Mellor, K. M., & Delbridge, L. M. D. (2018). Molecular mechanisms of cardiac pathology in diabetes – Experimental insights. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Basis of Disease, 1864 (5, Part B), 1949-1959. 10.1016/j.bbadis.2017.10.035
  • Cook, R. F., Bussey, C. T., Mellor, K. M., Cragg, P. A., & Lamberts, R. R. (2017). β1-Adrenoceptor, but not β2-adrenoceptor, subtype regulates heart rate in type 2 diabetic rats in vivo. Experimental Physiology, 102 (8), 911-923. 10.1113/EP086293
  • Pham, T., Tran, K., Mellor, K. M., Hickey, A., Power, A., Ward, M. L., ... Loiselle, D. (2017). Does the intercept of the heat-stress relation provide an accurate estimate of cardiac activation heat?. The Journal of Physiology, 595 (14), 4725-4733. 10.1113/jp274174
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kenneth Tran, Andrew Taberner, Denis Loiselle, Marie-Louise Ward, Toan Pham, June-Chiew Han, Tony Hickey
  • Delbridge, L. M. D., Mellor, K. M., Taylor, D. J., & Gottlieb, R. A. (2017). Myocardial stress and autophagy: mechanisms and potential therapies. Nature reviews. Cardiology, 14 (7), 412-425. 10.1038/nrcardio.2017.35


Contact details

Primary office location

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

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