QRC-PVD Postgraduate Students

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Chanika Alahakoon

PhD Student


Chanika is an international student from Sri Lanka working to prevent diabetic foot disease. Her PhD will involve a cohort study on patients admitted to Townsville Hospital and Health Service with diabetic foot disease. Data collected will include ethnicity, sex and types of complications as well as recording the number of CV events, minor, major amputations and other vascular interventions. A Silhouette Star Camera will…

Safraz Mohamed Omer

Postgraduate Research Student


Safraz is undertaking research that involves evaluating therapeutic interventions for critical limb ischaemia (CLI). Currently, he is investigating a novel mouse model to better represent CLI in humans, and the role of a therapeutic endogenous protein (intellectual property protected) in CLI. Safram uses single and double mutant mice,which are crucial to study vascular diseases and endogenous therapeutic proteins. His techniques include microvascular surgery, laser doppler…

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Tejas Singh

PhD Student


Dr Tejas P Singh is a Junior Doctor at The Townsville Hospital and a Research Fellow at the Queensland Research Centre for Peripheral Vascular Disease (QRCPVD) at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University. After graduating from a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Dr Singh completed a Masters of Public Health and is currently undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy at James Cook…