Dr Kenneth Tran

BE(Hons) PhD

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Research Fellow

Biography

Kenneth's doctoral work focussed on developing a mathematical model of the cardiac ventricular myocyte that couples together energy demand and supply processes within the cell. This provides a tool to investigate and delineate the pathways that lead to pathologies arising from a mismatch in energy balance, such as ischaemia where a portion of the heart tissue becomes poorly perfused due to a blockage of the coronary vessels.

Subsequent to his graduation, Kenneth was appointed as a postdoctoral research fellow at the ABI.
 

Research | Current

Kenneth is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow on the Virtual Physiological Rat (VPR) which is an international collaboration focussed on developing models to understand and investigate the rat physiome. Kenneth is focussed on further developing his cell model and supplementing it with experimental data from rat cardiac tissue to progress the ABI's understanding of cardiac energetics.

Virtual Physiological Rat
 

Postgraduate supervision

Completed

  • Lauren Dupuis (Masters, 2014)
  • Megan Guidry (Masters, 2016)
     

Areas of expertise

Computational modelling of cardiac cellular bioenergetics.

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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Primary location

UNISERVICES HOUSE - Bldg 439
Level 6, Room 617
70 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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