DR QIAN PETER SU, B.Eng., PhD.
Dr Qian Peter SU is now an EL1 Fellow of NHMRC, Postdoctoral Fellow of Heart Foundation (co-fund) and Lecturer at University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He is also a visiting scientist at the Heart Research Institute (HRI) and Centenary at the University of Sydney (USYD). He received PhD in Biophysics supervised by Profs X.Sunney XIE and Yujie SUN from Peking University, China with a joint training at Harvard University, US (visiting scholar 2012). His research program named “Quantitative Imaging at Nanoscale with SUper-resolution (QIAN SU)” bridges applied biomedical engineering with fundamental sciences. It brings new insights to mechanistic questions addressed at single-molecule level by advanced microscopy and acquired with high spatiotemporal resolution.
Dr SU’s research focuses on establishing an “Imaging Profiling Platform for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)” supported by the NHMRC/NHF fellowships (sole investigators), an Australia Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project (3rd chief investigator), an NHMRC Ideas Grant (associate investigator) and an ARC LIEF19 funding for a Volumetric Imaging Facility, of which he was the key operator. He is leading a team to decipher the molecular interaction dynamics (termed “molecular interactome”) for the mechanosensor integrin during platelet activation and blood clotting, under clinical trial drug treatments for CVDs, including thrombosis and type 2 diabetes.