Dr Elke Sokoya

Senior Lecturer

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre (6E:136)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Elke completed her Bachelor of Science degree (first class Honours) and PhD at James Cook University. She then accepted a post-doctoral position at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, USA) in the laboratories of Prof Claudia Robertson, a leading researcher in traumatic brain injury and Prof Robert Bryan, an expert in the cerebral circulation. She became a faculty member at Baylor in 2000. Her research has been funded by the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health. In 2010, Elke returned to Australia, accepting an academic appointment in the Department of Human Physiology at Flinders University. Her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms associated with endothelial dysfunction in the brain, aimed towards developing therapeutic strategies to improve cerebrovascular health.
Qualifications

BSc Hons I, James Cook University of North Queensland

PhD, James Cook University of North Queensland

Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education), Flinders University

Honours, awards and grants

1991, G.N. Richards Medal in Chemistry

1992, Nevitt Scholarship

1993-1996, Australian Postgraduate Research Award (APRA) Scholarship

1995, International Neurotrauma Society Young Investigator Award

2001-2004, American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant Recipient

2004-2008, National Institutes of Health (NHLBI) RO1 Grant Recipient

Research expertise
Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Medical physiology
Research interests
vascular dysfunction
type II diabetes and obesity
sirtuins
telomeres
oxidative stress

Teaching interests
Cardiovascular physiology
Topic coordinator
MDSC1102 Skills for Medical Scientists 1
Topic lecturer
MMED1007 Histology
MDSC1102 Skills for Medical Scientists I
MMED1005 How Your Body Works
MMED2931 Cardiovascular Physiology
MMED2932 Integrative Physiology
MMED8104 Year 1 GEMP
Supervisory interests
Diabetes
Endothelial function
Obesity and type II diabetes
Oxidative stress
Sirtuin 1
Telomeres and telomerase
Vascular dysfunction
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: type II diabetes and telomeres (1)
Publications

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