Nicholas Lam

Doncaster, Victoria

Medical researcher, cardiac biologist

Billions of heart muscle cells are lost following a heart attack. Survivors usually develop heart failure (inefficient heart function) because adult heart muscle cells rarely divide, so they cannot replace this void. A postdoctoral researcher, Nicholas will us his AMP Tomorrow Fund grant to continue his training with world experts in cardiac regeneration to work towards finding a potential cure for heart failure. Nicholas is investigating ways to promote heart muscle cells to proliferate, which could help restore heart muscle and function. “I’m learning new techniques, knowledge and skills to ultimately train the next generation of young scientists and continue research in cardiac regeneration.”